Thursday January 21, 2016

Dish Faces Up To $24B In Fines Over Robocalls

Dish Network is facing fines of up to $24 billion for making more than 55 million illegal robocalls. Yikes! That is a lot of money. eek!

In a trial that opened Tuesday, four states and the U.S. Department of Justice are seeking more than $24 billion in fines from Douglas County-based Dish Network Corp. over illegal telemarketing calls. U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough in Springfield, Ill., is hearing the case without a jury. She already has determined that Dish made more than 55 million illegal calls. Now she will decide how many bad calls Dish is responsible for and whether it knowingly broke the law.