Missouri Dings DirecTV for Do-Not-Call Violation

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DirecTV and three other out-of-state firms will pay a combined total of $100,000 to settle claims that the companies violated Missouri's state do-not-call list.

Neither DirecTV nor the other firms admitted any wrong-doing in their telemarketing practices in the settlement.

The charges were raised by state Attorney General Jay Nixon, who announced the settlement Oct. 27 as the agreement was filed in St. Louis City Circuit Court. The official took action against the companies based on consumer complaints.

DirecTV's share of the settlement was $50,000. Other alleged offenders included a Reno, Nev.-based real estate firm, which will pay $30,000.

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