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Consumer Filings of Interest

National Business Advertising Inc. (NBAI)

On December 17, 2014, the State of Tennessee filed a petition in the Davidson County Circuit Court seeking to compel National Business Advertising Inc. (NBAI) of Florence, Kentucky to comply with the State's Request for Information and investigation, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 47-18-106, in connection with NBAI's sale of advertising space on UT Martin football schedules...NBAI filings.

Sirius XM

Sirius XM allegedly engaged in violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act when offering satellite and internet radio services to consumers when it automatically renewed consumers' services at the expiration of a free trial offer without the consumers' consent and/or without the consumers' knowledge of Sirius XM's automatic renewal policy. Sirius XM also allegedly charged consumers' debit or credit cards without the consumers' consent or knowledge of Sirius XM's automatic renewal policy and failed to honor consumers' cancellations of services or made it difficult for consumers to cancel services. Tennessee worked on the leadership committee of this 44 states and the District of Columbia multistate investigation and settlement...Sirius XM filings.


This settlement involves allegations that T-Mobile USA, Inc. placed charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills that had not been authorized by the consumer, a practice known as "mobile cramming." Consumers who have been "crammed" were typically charged $9.99 per month for services such as horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores, that the consumers did not request. The Attorneys General and federal regulators allege cramming occurred when T-Mobile placed charges on consumers' mobile bills for these services without the consumer's knowledge or consent...T-Mobile filings.