Attorney General Alan Wilson Announces Court Rejects Avid Telecom’s Attempts to Dismiss Illegal Robocalls Case

May 13, 2024

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that the United States District Court in Arizona denied Avid Telecom’s multiple attempts to dismiss and delay a bipartisan, 49-state lawsuit against the company accused of billions of illegal robocalls. The attorneys general are suing the company Michael D. Lansky, L.L.C., dba Avid Telecom, as well as its owner Michael D. Lansky and its vice president Stacey S. Reeves. Forty-nine attorneys general, who are also members of the Anti-Robocall Multistate Litigation Task Force, sued Avid in May 2023 (see that release here) for initiating and facilitating billions of illegal robocalls to millions of people across the nation.

“This an important step in holding this company accountable for billions of illegal robocalls,” Attorney General Wilson said. “People are entitled to peace and quiet without interruption from these incessant, illegal calls.”

Avid Telecom allegedly sent or attempted to transmit more than 24 billion scam calls in a four-year period about Social Security Administration scams, Medicare scams, auto warranty scams, Amazon scams, DirecTV scams, credit card interest rate reduction scams, and employment scams. They continued transmitting these calls even after being notified at least 329 times that these illegal robocalls were being sent across their networks.

A copy of the order is available HERE.