Attorney General Greg Abbott has announced that the state is suing fifteen businesses for violating the state's no-call law.
The Texas attorney general's office filed suit against 15 telemarketing businesses Tuesday, claiming they violated the state's no-call law.
The state alleges the companies, including four in the Houston area, called consumers repeatedly with high-pressure sales pitches.
"Businesses in the state of Texas must respect the law," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said. "When they don't, there will be consequences."
The suits, which seek temporary and permanent injunctions to stop the calls, are the first to be filed against telemarketers since the law took effect in January 2002.
The defendants are subject to fines of up to $1,000 for each phone call made in violation of the law and up to $3,000 per call if the company knowingly violated it.