Dish Network Ditches Access Fee To Settle Class Action

Law360, Chicago (November 19, 2013, 2:27 PM EST) -- Dish Network LLC has agreed to settle a proposed class action over a monthly “international access” fee it had charged subscribers, offering to scrap the fee and give affected customers free subscriptions to two satellite TV packages, according to documents filed Monday in California federal court.

In a brief supporting their motion to approve the deal, plaintiffs David Melamed and Issam Alshaer said the settlement includes an injunction barring the company from charging the $10 fee in the future, resulting in “substantial savings” to the proposed...
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