Dish Sued Over Fees Deducted From Social Security Funds

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Dish Network LLC on Friday was hit with a class action in Illinois court alleging that automatically deducting cancellation fees from bank accounts containing Social Security funds invalidates that provision of the company's service agreement.

The plaintiff, Jacqueline Townsel, whose main income is a monthly Social Security payment of $941, said Dish automatically took out $575 in cancellation and unreturned equipment fees from her bank account after her service was disconnected in late 2010.

While the customer agreement allowed the automatic deduction of a cancellation fee,...
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