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Dish Network Hit With $61M Treble Damages After TCPA Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (May 22, 2017, 10:09 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Monday said Dish Network LLC “repeatedly looked the other way” when one of its marketers was making illegal telemarketing calls, trebling the $20.5 million damages awarded by a jury in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action trial.

In a 30-page memorandum opinion and order, U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles held that Dish Network had willfully violated the TCPA through its non-existent oversight of marketer Satellite Systems Network, and tripled the statutory damages awarded to named plaintiff Thomas Krakauer and the class of call recipients.

The North Carolina jury in January had awarded damages...

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April 18, 2014

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