DirecTV Sues Dish Retailer For Ripping Off Trademark

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 4:05 PM EST) -- DirecTV LLC hit a retailer for Dish Network Corp. with a racketeering and trademark suit in California federal court on Monday, saying the company trains its salespeople to impersonate DirecTV employees in order to convince them to switch satellite services.

According to the complaint, Dish One Satellite LLC, an authorized Dish retailer based in Utah, instructs its sales representatives to tell customers that the two companies have merged, and that they should consider switching to Dish Network due to alleged problems with DirecTV.

“Defendants' misconduct is...
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