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DISH Liable for Robocalls But Wins Redo of $280 Million Award

March 26, 2020, 8:45 PM

DISH Network LLC is liable for using retailers to place robocalls to consumers on do-not-call lists, but the district court erred in calculating a $280 million award against the cable company, the Seventh Circuit said Thursday.

The federal Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits calls to people who put their names on the National Do Not Call Registry, a vendor’s internal do-not call registry, and abandoned calls. The U.S. and several states sued DISH for violating the rule, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and related state laws.

DISH uses about 50 order-entry retailers to make nationwide sales calls. The district court ruled...

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