Dish Network suffers USD 20m telemarketing verdict

After a five-day trial, a Greensboro, North Carolina jury handed down a USD 20.5m verdict in a class action trial against Dish Network, according to Bailey & Glasser LLP, attorneys.

The class, led by class representative Dr. Thomas Krakauer of Bahama, North Carolina, alleged Dish was liable for more than 51,000 telemarketing calls placed by a defunct DISH dealer to persons whose telephone numbers were on the National Do Not Call Registry.

The jury found DISH liable for all calls, and awarded USD 400 per violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Millions of Americans have opted out of receiving home telemarketing calls by registering their telephone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. The registry was established through the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, which was enacted in 1991 and regulates live, prerecorded and “robocall” telemarketing.

Founded by Ben Bailey and Brian Glasser in 1999 in Charleston, West Virginia, Bailey & Glasser LLP has grown to include 57 lawyers, with offices in nine states and the District of Columbia. T