- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A federal jury in North Carolina is awarding more than $20 million to 51,000 people on the Do Not Call registry who were contacted by Dish Network.

The Herald-Sun of Durham reports (https://bit.ly/2jZGItJ ) a jury decided Friday to give $400 to each of the people on the registry called at the end of a five-day trial in the class-action lawsuit.

The jury could have decided to award between $0 and $500.

Dish Network sent the newspaper an email saying is disagrees with the verdict and is considering an appeal.

The phone calls were made by a defunct Dish Dealer. A law firm reviewed 1.6 million calls to find the ones that violated the Do Not Call Registry created in 2003.

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Information from: The Herald-Sun, https://www.herald-sun.com

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