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Dish Network hit with $283M penalty for third-party telemarketing practices

A Springfield federal judge has placed Dish Network on the hook for a fine of more than $280 million for alleged violations of federal telemarketing law, even though the violations were committed by third-party contractors. And other companies should take note of the judge's ruling, said a lawyer who specializes in defenses against similar legal actions.

Other states potentially following standard set by IL biometric privacy law, despite numerous class actions

An Illinois biometrics privacy law is paving the way for emerging legislation in several other states across the country, as more vendors deploy biometric technology in a variety of everyday applications, and as the courts continue to work out the potentially expensive implications of the law's mandates on business.