MI Attorney General Sues Fundraiser, Agency

Share this article:
Michigan Attorney General Jennifer M. Granholm has filed a lawsuit against a state charity and its teleservices agency, alleging that they solicited donations from consumers by telephone without a license.


Granholm's lawsuit asked for an injunction against Michigan Wish, Troy, MI, and its agency, Telestar Group Inc., Clawson, MI, to stop them from telemarketing for donations. The lawsuit alleges that Michigan Wish, which claims to work to help seriously ill children, neither applied for nor received a charitable-solicitation license, which is required in the state to raise funds by telemarketing campaigns.


The lawsuit further stated that the charitable organization's name too closely resembles the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan, another charity for seriously ill children. Citizens who received solicitations from Michigan Wish complained that they thought they were receiving a call from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan, though that organization does not conduct fundraising by telemarketing.


Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in News

News Byte: Comcast Expanding Global Ad Delivery Through Partnership

News Byte: Comcast Expanding Global Ad Delivery Through ...

Through a partnership with Adstream , Comcast's AdDelivery Service expands its footprint across the globe.

40 Under 40 2014: Nominations Are Now Open!

40 Under 40 2014: Nominations Are Now Open!

It's time to nominate the 2014 crop of young marketing luminaries for Direct Marketing News's 40 Under 40 Awards. The deadline is Friday, June 6, 2014.

News Byte: MediaCrossing Partners with ASL Marketing on Youth Marketing Tool

News Byte: MediaCrossing Partners with ASL Marketing on ...

The digital media trading firm and marketing database company aim to help marketers target 13 to 34 year olds.