Dish Network was recently ordered to pay $280 million for illegal telemarketing calls made through 2009. Attorney generals for California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Ohio accused Dish Network of violating telemarketing laws by making more than 55 automated telemarketing calls to mobile phone numbers and numbers on the Do Not Call registry. Just one violation can result in a fine up to $16,000, meaning with a total of 55 million violations, total fines and penalties could add up to a staggering $23.5 billion. However, the judge considered Dish may not have knowingly broken the law and settled on about 10% of the maximum penalty--$280 million.
If you have been a victim of harassing or illegal telemarketing calls, you are entitled to pursuing litigation and compensation for these blatant infringements of the law. Companies should not and are not permitted to relentlessly inconvenience people, and agencies like the FTC and FCC have even openly declared these robocalls are not to be tolerated. Though Dish Network denies responsibility and plans to appeal, this major settlement sent a message to corporations everywhere--unwelcome telemarketing will be met with swift and strong-minded legal pushback.
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Atlas Consumer Law is comprised of experienced and skilled Chicago consumer lawyers who have the tenacity to take on large companies, corporations, and businesses who are pestering you with relentless telemarketing. They are relentless in their pursuit of justice because they understand just how irritating and troublesome it can be to constantly receive disruptive phone calls when you have specifically requested not to. Their legal team is well-versed in consumer law practices, which is why you can rest assured you are in good hands with Atlas Consumer Law.
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