Dish “Dashed”: The Feds just nailed Dish TV Network for violating federal “Do Not Call” rules and ended up with a court order hitting them with the largest civil fine in U-S History, more than a quarter of a Billion Dollars!
Looks like their annoying calls and apparent disregard for Federal Privacy Laws is now costing them Big Bucks.
Per the FTC:
As the result of Do Not Call (DNC) litigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission, as well as the states of California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Ohio, a federal court in Illinois has ordered penalties totaling $280 million and strong injunctive relief against Englewood, Colorado-based satellite television provider Dish Network.
The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois found Dish liable for millions of calls that violated the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) — including DNC, entity-specific, and abandoned-call violations — the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and state law. The civil penalty award includes $168 million for the federal government, which is a record in a DNC case. The remainder of the civil penalty was awarded to the states.
The $168 million judgment is the largest civil penalty ever obtained for a violation of the FTC Act.
The FTC release: HERE