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A false advertising lawsuit against DISH Network is still pending in a Missouri court as of August 2015. The lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2011, alleges that the marketing…
In March 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit against Dish Network Service finding that the claims are not supported by the evidence in the record and are “frivolous.” The complaint, which was filed in 2014, alleged, among other things, that Dish failed to disclose important information about the limitations of the Hopper (a feature that consumers can use to skip commercials in television shows). The appellate court agreed with the district court’s dismissal of this claim finding that the record “unequivocally shows that Dish plainly disclosed the Hopper’s limitations.” Click here to read the appellate court decision and learn more about the Court’s reasons for dismissing the Hopper and other claims. (Polsky et al v. Dish Network Service, L.L.C., Case No. 15-41101, 5th Cir.)
For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against Dish Network and TINA.org’s coverage of the company, click here.
You may want to hit the mute button on these challenged cable claims.
Consumers are gaining control over TV ads, but more are popping up in social media.
This radio ad claims that the Hopper, a DVR from DISH, allows you to watch TV commercial free. Says the ad: “Did you hear with the Hopper from DISH,…