Dish Takes $61M Telemarketing Verdict To High Court

By Anne Cullen (October 18, 2019, 2:53 PM EDT) -- Dish Network has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a $61 million jury verdict against the telecom giant over telemarketing calls, arguing that it faces "eye-popping liability" for consumers who didn't even pick up the phone.

A class of 18,000 individuals was certified "despite no allegation and no evidence that a single class member (other than the named plaintiff) even knew a violative call occurred," Dish said this week in a petition for high court review.

"Here, a plaintiff who never even heard the phone ring because she no longer lived in the home, or wasn't home when an...

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