Dish Beats Class Cert. Bid In Telemarketing Suit

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 1:58 PM EST) -- A Colorado federal judge on Tuesday refused to certify a putative class action accusing Dish Network LLC of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making unwanted telemarketing calls, saying class members other than the lead plaintiff are not readily identifiable.

U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson denied lead plaintiff Matthew Donaca's motion to certify a group of people who received calls promoting Dish’s goods or services from seven different third-party dealers on specific dates from 2007 until 2012, finding that Donaca was unable to identify any potential...
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