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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Dish Network
Current Parent CompanyDISH Network
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Penalty: $210,000,000
Year: 2020
Date: December 4, 2020
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: privacy violation
Secondary Offense: telecommunications violation
Violation Description: Dish Network agreed to pay $210 million to resolve a long-running multistate lawsuit alleging that the company engaged in illegal telemarketing. In 2017, a district court found Dish violated telemarketing laws through millions of illegal telemarketing calls to sell and promote its satellite TV services and programming packages, including unwanted robocalls to thousands of people registered on the Do Not Call registry. Dish Network had appealed the ruling. The settlement was also announced by the U.S. Justice Department; see separate entry.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: California
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Colorado
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
Specific Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
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