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Dish Will Pay Class Counsel $20M of $61M Robocall Judgment

Dec. 3, 2018, 9:25 PM

Dish Network LLC will pay $20.4 million of a $61 million robocall judgment to class counsel, a federal court ruled Dec. 3.

The “excellent result obtained” for class members justifies an award of one-third of the judgment, Judge Catherine C. Eagles wrote for the U.S. District for Middle District of North Carolina.

Dish’s agent, Satellite Systems Network, made 51,000 marketing calls to 18,000 numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.

A jury awarded the class $400 per call for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The court tripled the damages, bringing the judgment to over $61 million.

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