Dish Network Corp. was sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for violating federal law by placing millions of telemarketing calls to consumers who had previously stated they did not want to receive any calls by or on behalf of the satellite broadcaster.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for Central Illinois alleges that since 2007 the pay-TV company was involved in making the telemarketing phone calls in violation of federal “do not call” rules, according to the Denver Business Journal.
The complaint covers calls for telemarketing purposes made either by Dish, by telemarketing firms hired by it, and by third-party resellers who do telemarketing of the company’s products.
Dish said that it will defend itself against the claims of FTC.
If you or a loved one were subjected to unsolicited telemarketing, contact Sokolove Law today for a free legal consultation and to find out if a consumer fraud lawyermay be able to help you. For legal assistance, please call 800-581-6358.