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Response number: 56

Responder: ASASA

Date of response: Dec. 1, 2009

Type of response: Ruling

The Solal claims are not substantiated. The complaint was upheld and the claims ordered to be withdrawn.

Claims dealt with in this response


ASASA rules that the claims by Solal are unsubstantiated.

Solal did not address the complaint but tried to dismiss the complaint on several legal technicalities:
• SASA has no right to lodge complaint as they’re not a consumer.
• SASA did not identify which part of the Code was violated by Solal
• Basis of SASA’s complaint is factually incorrect
• The Directorate‟s refusal to rule on the points in limine first
The ASA Directorate rejected all these arguments and the complaint was upheld.

The ruling is here: