Congratulations to DISH Network on Seventh Circuit Victory in Jacqueline Townsel v. DISH Network LLC
February 23, 2012
Coblentz appellate litigators Richard Patch, Susan Jamison, Zuzana Ikels and David Mehretu are pleased to congratulate their client DISH Network on its decisive win in the Seventh Circuit in a consumer class action challenging DISH’s early service cancellation fee. Having obtained a dismissal of the putative class action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the defense team went to work defending the favorable judgment on appeal. In a published decision authored by Judge Easterbrook, the Seventh Circuit firmly rejected a challenge by a customer that DISH’s contract unlawfully permitted it to take customers’ Social Security benefits from their bank accounts in violation of the Social Security Act.