DISH Network, LLC will pay the State of Vermont $125,000 to resolve the Attorney General’s claims that it violated Vermont’s Consumer Fraud Act in mailings to consumers last summer. ‘Words like ‘urgent‟ ‘immediately‟ ‘necessary‟ and ‘free’ have significant meanings,’ said Attorney General William H Sorrell. ‘Using such language to trigger unnecessary action by Vermont consumers won’t be tolerated.’In July 2010, DISH sent 310 letters to Vermont consumers. The letter included headings stating: ‘URGENT ACTION REQUIRED’ and ‘PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID SERVICE INTERRUPTION OF YOUR HIGH DEFINITION PROGRAMMING.’ The letter further claimed that replacement of consumer equipment was ‘necessary’ and ‘free.’In the settlement agreement, DISH admitted that no immediate equipment upgrade was necessary. Additionally, some consumers who responded to the mailing were required to enter into a 24-month contract with DISH before they received the upgrade. In the complaint, the Attorney General alleged that this conduct violated the Vermont Consumer Fraud Act’s prohibition on unfair and deceptive acts in commerce.DISH later informed customers who entered into the 24-month contract that they did not need to do so and has neither enforced any contract commitment nor charged customers to receive the upgrade.Attorney General Sorrell noted his appreciation for a recipient of the letter who brought it to the attention of the Consumer Assistance Program.‘Alert Vermonters help us identify potential consumer protection problems early on,’ said Attorney General Sorrell. ‘This case should remind us all to pay attention to claims made in mailings and advertisements of all types – what is promised is not always what is sold.’This settlement is the second in just over two years between the State and DISH. In July 2009, as part of a $5.9 million settlement with 45 states, Vermont also received $125,000 from DISH. That settlement required DISH to make customer refunds and changes in its business practices.
Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews CDEMA presents 2011 Global Assessment report on Disaster Risk Management by: – June 24, 2011 Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmore who represented the Minister for National Security, Immigration and Labor Charles Saverin says since no one can predict or prevent a disaster it is important to plans in place to reduce the impact of any disaster.Blackmore says all aspects of the report are relevant to the Region, and disaster preparedness should be put on the front burner.“We have gotten to the point where we have to put disaster preparedness on the front burner. What we are witnessing is that some if the events are extreme and we need to put measures in place,” he said.According to Blackmoore, the region would need a non traditional approach to tackle it head on.[album id= 39 template =extend]Dominica Vibes News Share Mr. Andrew Maskrey, Coordinator, Global Assesement ReportMembers representing 18 Countries of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) gathered at the Fort Young Hotel on Thursday for the presentation of the 2011 UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk reduction. 19 Views no discussions
RelatedPosts Woods to take first stab at record 83rd victory at Farmers Insurance Open Tiger Woods wins 82nd Tour title Woods pulls out of Northern Trust Open with stiff back Rory McIlroy had been named the PGA Tour Player of the Year. It’s the third time the Northern Irishman had taken the Jack Nicklaus Award, having scooped the honour in 2012 and 2014. The winner was voted on by all PGA Tour members, who played at least 15 official FedEx Cup events during the 2018-19 season. McIlroy won the FedEx Cup for the second time this year, becoming just the second player – after Tiger Woods – to win the season-long race more than once, and the first to win the Players Championship and the FedEx Cup in the same season. With three wins on the season (the Players, RBC Canadian Open and the Tour Championship), McIlroy matched Brooks Koepka for the most victories on tour.Tags: FedEx CupPGA TourRory McIlroy