2011 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE
Chapter 407 Merchandising Practices
Section 407.472. Investigations by attorney general--investigative demand, how served--injunction, procedure.


MO Rev Stat § 407.472. What's This?

Investigations by attorney general--investigative demand, how served--injunction, procedure.

407.472. 1. When it appears to the attorney general that a person has engaged in, is engaging in or is about to engage in any method, use, act or practice declared to be unlawful by sections 407.450 to 407.478, or when it appears that any funds solicited by or on behalf of any charitable organization are being used, or are about to be used, for any purpose in violation of this chapter or section 576.080, or when he or she believes it to be in the public interest that an investigation should be made to ascertain whether a person in fact has engaged in, is engaging in, or is about to engage in any such act or practice he or she may issue and cause to be served a civil investigative demand to assist in the investigation of the matter. The issuance and enforcement of each civil investigative demand shall be in compliance with all of the terms and provisions of sections 407.040 to 407.090.

2. Whenever it appears to the attorney general that a person has engaged in, is engaging in, or is about to engage in any method, use, act, or practice declared to be unlawful by sections 407.450 to 407.478, or when it appears that any funds solicited by or on behalf of any charitable organization are being used, or are about to be used, for any purpose in violation of this chapter or section 576.080, he or she may bring an action pursuant to section 407.100 for an injunction prohibiting such person from continuing such methods, uses, acts, or practices, or engaging therein, or doing anything in furtherance thereof. In any action brought by the attorney general pursuant to this subsection all of the provisions of sections 407.100 to 407.140 shall apply thereto.

(L. 1986 S.B. 685, A.L. 2002 S.B. 712)

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