Dish Hit With $280M Penalty In TCPA Suit By Feds, States

Law360, New York (June 5, 2017, 8:43 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge permanently blocked Dish Network from making illegal calls in violation of do-not-call laws on Monday and simultaneously awarded $280 million to the federal government and the states of California, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio.

The judge ordered Dish Network to pay $168 million in civil penalties to the U.S. for violating the Federal Trade Commission's Telephone Sales Rule. (AP) In a 475-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough ordered Dish Network LLC to pay $168 million in civil penalties to the U.S. for violating the Federal Trade Commission’s Telephone Sales Rule and to pay the rest...

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