Court Rejects Avid Telecom’s Attempts to Dismiss Illegal Robocalls Case

PHOENIX – Attorney General Kris Mayes today announced 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 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 for initiating and facilitating billions of illegal robocalls to millions of people across the nation.

“Avid Telecom’s blatant disregard for federal and state consumer protection laws cannot and will not be tolerated,” said Attorney General Mayes. “I am grateful to the Court for denying the defendants’ attempts to dismiss or delay this case. We will continue to push to hold Avid and its owners accountable for allegedly facilitating the relentless barrage of robocalls harassing and annoying countless Arizonans.”

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.