Dish Gets Hit With Record $280M Penalties for TCPA Violations

Dish TCPA Damages Could Prompt Tighter Third-Party Monitoring
– Consumer Electronic Daily
Consumer Electronics Daily interviewed Manatt’s Christine Reilly, chair of the firm’s TCPA compliance and class action defense practice, for an article on the record $280 million decision against Dish Network for Do Not Call violations brought by the FTC and several states.
 
Reilly told the publication that the decision could prompt similarly situated companies to pay much closer attention to the practices of third-party marketers they hire.
 
Dish surely will appeal the ruling "to the bitter end," not only because of the size of the damages themselves but because of the costs that would come from having to do the tighter monitoring and regulating of third-party telemarketing firms, Reilly said.