Washington attorney general: Dish to refund $2M

Washington attorney general: Dish to refund $2M

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Washington attorney general: Dish to refund $2M

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:21 PM

SEATTLE  -- The state attorney general's office says Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for what it calls a deceptive surcharge.

Under the agreement announced Tuesday, the Colorado-based satellite TV company will also give existing customers cash credits or free programming and pay the state nearly $570,000.

DISH didn't immediately return an email or phone message seeking comment.

The TV provider charged its Washington customers a dollar fee between May and December 2012. The item was listed on bills as a "Washington surcharge" and not advertised in the total cost of TV packages.

The attorney general's office says DISH didn't accurately advertise true sales prices because it listed the surcharge separately. The fee aimed to recoup the company's increased tax liability.
 

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