DISH Retailer Suit Now Class Action

A lawsuit filed eight years ago against EchoStar by thousands of retail distributors was certified as a class-action complaint last week by a county district judge in Colorado, stated press reports.

According to those reports, the judge overseeing the case stated that the company demonstrated "a willingness and proclivity for drawing out legal proceedings as long as humanly possible and burying their opponents in paperwork and filings."

Retailers in the case alleged they are owed past-due commissions and fees.

The company had no comment on the reports.