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United States of America and the States of California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Ohio, Plaintiffs, v. Dish Network L.L.C., Defendant
FTC Matter/File Number
052 3167
Civil Action Number
Enforcement Type
Federal Injunctions

Case Summary

The DOJ, at the FTC’s request, filed suit in federal district court charging that satellite television provider Dish Network, directly and through its authorized dealers, called numerous consumers whose numbers are on the National Do Not Call Registry. The United States also charged Dish Network, previously known as EchoStar, with violating the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) by assisting and supporting its authorized dealers in telemarketing Dish Network services via “robocalls” that deliver prerecorded telemarketing messages when consumers answer their phones.  

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