I got with dish network back in November of 2015 I signed a contract for 2 years locked for 150 channels . which comes with VH1 , MTV , Nickelodeon, etc.,. They are as of today dropping 18 channels plus.. Can I place a law suite against dish network for falsely advertising? Or how would I be able to sue ? My bill won't go down even if they were to drop the channels.
Anyone can sue anybody. So can you sue? Sure! Will you win? You have absolutely no chance of winning.
I looked up Their residential service agreement (that you agreed to) Paragraph 4h allows them to basically change programming at will with no recourse. I am sure that in the first 30 days of service you did not opt out of the arbitration clause. So even if you were to file in court, the court would dismiss it because you have agreed to arbitration (or a small claims action) ... So what is the measure of your damages because you can't get VH1 or MTV? I suspect that out of the 150 channels you watch 10 -15. Would it be worth going to arbitration over a clause that probably allows to change your programming? Nope.... Call and complain, see if they will give you free movies for a few months.. I also doubt that in Novemeber they saw this... Given the volatility in this market its not a surprise. I suspect(without doing research) that these networks were demanding subscription fees that did not fit the viewership or justify the cost. You have no lawsuit...i doubt you would succeed for false advertising....
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Mr. Green is mostly correct --- you probably can't sue (discussed below), but no, you can't win. You, as a consumer have no right to tell Dish what they can offer to their customers. Now, you may be able to cancel your subscription because of the changed service terms, but that is likely your only remedy. And you may have to go through arbitration to get it, which is why I said that you probably can't sue: If you look at the fine print of your contract with Dish, you will likly find a clause requiring all disputes to be submitted to binding arbitration, so that means that you can sue them in court.
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