For release: August 27, 2003
Contact: Eric Tabor - 515-281-5191, or
Steve St. Clair - 515-281-3731.
Attorney General Sues Iowa-based
Internet Service Provider
DES MOINES. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent a Des Moines-based
internet service provider from doing business unless it provides business records sought by consumer protection
The lawsuit, filed in Polk County District Court, names DotNow.Com, Inc., a Colorado corporation that operates from a
Des Moines address, and its president, Edgar L. Andrews, of Des Moines.
Attorney General Miller said, "More than 200 consumers have complained to my Consumer Protection Division about
DotNow.com. The complaints involve poor service, refund problems and unauthorized withdrawals from consumers'
The lawsuit alleges that the defendants have failed to respond fully to a formal investigative demand from the Attorney
General's office seeking business records such as customer lists and records of customer complaints. The lawsuit requests
the court to order DotNow to provide the records sought, and enjoin them from engaging in any further sales or advertising
until they have complied fully with the court's order.
A hearing has been set for September 19, 2003.
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