2011 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE
Chapter 407 Merchandising Practices
Section 407.095. Order by attorney general prohibiting unlawful acts--procedure--expiration of order--penalty for violation.
Order by attorney general prohibiting unlawful acts--procedure--expiration of order--penalty for violation.
407.095. 1. Whenever it appears to the attorney general that a person has engaged in, is engaging in or is about to engage in any method, act, use, practice or solicitation declared to be unlawful by any provision of this chapter, he may issue and cause to be served upon such person, and any other person or persons concerned with or who, in any way, have participated, are participating or are about to participate in such unlawful method, act, use, practice or solicitation, an order prohibiting such person or persons from engaging or continuing to engage in such unlawful method, act, use, practice or solicitation. Such order shall not be issued until the attorney general has notified each person who will be subject to such order of the statutory section which such person is alleged to have violated, be violating or be about to violate, and the nature of the method, act, use, practice or solicitation which is the basis of such alleged violation. The person to whom such notice is given shall have two business days from the receipt of such notice to file an answer to such notice with the attorney general before the order authorized by this subsection may be issued.
2. All orders issued by the attorney general under subsection 1 of this section shall be signed by the attorney general or, in the event of his absence, his duly authorized representative, and shall be served in the manner provided in section 407.040, for the service of civil investigative demands and shall expire of their own force ten days after being served.
3. Any person who has been duly served with an order issued under subsection 1 of this section and who willfully and knowingly violates any provision of such order while such order remains in effect, either as originally issued or as modified, is guilty of a class D felony. The attorney general shall have original jurisdiction to commence all criminal actions necessary to enforce this section.
(L. 1986 S.B. 685)
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