DISH Faces $24 Billion in Fines for Telemarketing Violations
The four going after the company now, along with the DOJ, were not a part of that settlement. And the trial to determine if DISH was aware that it was breaking the law and whether, ultimately, they are responsible for calls made by its subcontractors began last week.
In a statement to the website ARS Technica, a spokesperson for DISH said, “Most of the Dish calls complained about took place almost ten years ago and Dish has continued to improve its already compliant procedures.” They added that in 2008, DISH hired Possible Now, a company that specialized in marketing and regulatory compliance, to review DISH’s marketing practices and ensure that they were legal. Possible Now gave DISH a passing grade on compliance with federal regulatory laws.
DOJ, Ohio, Illinois, California, and North Carolina clearly disagree. And, if found responsible, DISH could be hit with a crippling penalty.