On May 22, 2017, Judge Catherine C. Eagles from the Middle District of North Carolina issued an opinion holding that the Dish Network had willfully violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by “repeatedly look[ing] the other way” when one of its marketers was making illegal telemarketing calls to people whose numbers were listed on the Do Not Call Registry.
The punishment? She tripled the $20.5 million jury verdict previously entered. As a result, each of the more than 50,000 people who were members of the class action will receive around $1,200 each.
For a full copy of her opinion, click here: MemorandumandOpinion