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Author Topic: Do Not Call List  (Read 2330 times)


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Do Not Call List
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:26 AM »
Persons being on a 'Do Not Call List' apparently means nothing to some companies.  Dish Network to name one.

"The court found Dish liable for 4,094,099 calls it or its vendors made to numbers on the Registry and for 2,730,842 calls its retailers made to numbers on the Registry," said the FTC.



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Re: Do Not Call List
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 12:11 PM »
Five will get you ten that Dish will settle with the FTC out of court. They'll do the usual bit where they pay a fine (vastly lower than the law would require if they had a court judgement against them); not admit any wrongdoing on their part; and create some BS oversight policy (and appoint a "compliance officer") to make sure it doesn't ever happen again.

The part where they argue they shouldn't be held responsible for what a hired contractor does on their behalf is lame. There is a long established legal doctrine called Respondeat Superior:

Respondeat Superior

A legal doctrine, most commonly used in tort, that holds an employer or principal legally responsible for the wrongful acts of an employee or agent, if such acts occur within the scope of the employment or agency.  

<source: Wex Legal Dictionary>

So sorry Dish. That argument holds no water. Next time, know who you're hiring - and know what they're doing in your name - or face the consequences.