Www.Girardgibbs.com/case/21/Dish-Network – DISH Network Breach of Contract Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
You can get more information on the DISH Network Breach of Contract Class Action Lawsuit Settlement at the www.girardgibbs.com/case/21/dish-network website. A lawsuit was filed against the company for breach of contract as the company increased the prices for the satellite television services. The company basically violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act when it did this to all those who had a two-year contract that had discounted pricing for the first year.
The DISH Network Breach of Contract Class Action Lawsuit Settlement which you can find out more about at www.girardgibbs.com/case/21/dish-network site, was approved on March 23, 2012. You could be eligible to get money in the settlement if you live in the United States and you had the services from DISH from February 1, 2009 to January 31, 2011. You also should have a 24 month contract with them with the first year at a promotional discount price. You should also have had to pay the increased February 2011 price. If you are eligible, you should have received some kind of notice or information from DISH network. The information could have been in the bill that you received. It could also have been in the form of an email from the company.
However, if you got extra programming or if you received either additional equipment or even some kind of monetary accommodations after the price hike, then you are not eligible to take part or get compensation in this. Also if you are now in the second year of the two year contract for certain packages, you are not eligible. These packages include DISH’s America’s Everything Pak, Latino Welcome Pack, Latino Ciasco. Also included are the Latino Plus, Latino Dos and the Latino Max packages.
In order to get the full benefits of this settlement, you should have submitted your claim form. If you have not submitted your claim form, then you are only eligible to get the automatic benefit of locked pricing until January 31, 2013. This means that your price will not be increased until the end of your contract. If you have the America’s Everything Pak or any one of the Latino packages mentioned above, then you will not be eligible to get this benefit.
If you submitted your valid claim form in time, you should be able to get a few benefits that include account credits, free Pay-Per-View vouchers. Also included in the benefits are free Blockbuster by Mail service. DISH has also promised not to increase the prices until January 31, 2012 for some packages. To find out exactly which benefits that you will receive, you have to determine which class or group you fall into. You should have received this information from the company. If you did not receive the sub-group information, then you can call the company. The phone number is provided at the website. However, please be aware that you can no longer submit a valid claim form as the deadline for doing so has passed.
The only way that you can get any compensation without filling out a claim form is if you are in the second year of your contract with the company. You would fall into the Second Year DISH Customer Sub-Group. All other sub-groups would have had to fill out the form. The other sub-groups include the following: Current DISH Customer Class Sub-Groups 1, 2 and 3. These are 3 separate groups. Then there are the Former DISH Customer Class Sub-Groups 1, 2 and 3. Each one of these groups has its own Class Notice. Make sure that you read the notices carefully so that you know for sure which group you fall into. For each, you will find out the eligible dates of service. You will also find out which benefit you will receive. What you will get also depends on what action you took.
Right now you no longer have the ability to take any kind of legal action as all the deadlines have passed for anything that you wanted to do. For those of you who submitted valid claim forms by the deadline or who can get payment without filling out the forms, then you should be expecting your checks soon. If you do not receive anything, you can check the status either at the settlement website or by contacting the Settlement Administrator.
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