June 8, 2017

A Satellite Provider Ordered to Dish More Cash After Violating Law

The fines just keep adding up for DISH Network. This time a court ruled the satellite provider now owes nearly $300 million for violating FTC rules.

In January, a judge ruled DISH invaded thousands of consumers’ privacy after a contracted third party contacted them, regardless of their names being on a do-not-call list.

The original lawsuit was filed by the Department of Justice in 2009.

In the most recent ruling in the case, a court ordered the company to pay $280 million in fines. Out of that, $168 million will go to the federal government and California, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio will receive the remaining $112 million.

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