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North Carolina Federal Court enters final judgment against IKS end-user Lonnie Hatley, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

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On May 25, 2017 the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Lonnie Hatley.  Hatley was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2016 for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Hatley as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  DISH Network and NagraStar continue to investigate and take action against those responsible for trying to circumvent the companies’ security system in order to gain unauthorized access to DISH Network programming.

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Michigan Federal Court enters final judgment against IKS end-users John & Alisha DeForest, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

On May 12, 2017 the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against John & Alisha DeForest.  The DeForests were sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2017 for federal claims arising out of their subscription to the SatLobo IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against the DeForests as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  DISH Network and NagraStar continue to investigate and take action against those responsible for trying to circumvent the companies’ security system in order to gain unauthorized access to DISH Network programming.

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Florida Federal Court enters final judgment against NFPS end-user George Jacobus, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

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On April 6, 2017 the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against George Jacobus.  Jacobus was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2016 for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Jacobus as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  DISH Network and NagraStar continue to investigate and take action against those responsible for trying to circumvent the companies’ security system in order to gain unauthorized access to DISH Network programming.

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Florida Federal Court enters final judgment against NFPS end-user Tony Grier, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

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On April 6, 2017 the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Tony Grier.  Grier was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar in 2016 for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Grier as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  DISH Network and NagraStar continue to investigate and take action against those responsible for trying to circumvent the companies’ security system in order to gain unauthorized access to DISH Network programming.

Order Granting Motion for Default Judgment

Arizona Federal Bankruptcy Court enters judgment against NFPS User and Rules Damages are Non-Dischargeable

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On March 26, 2017 the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for summary judgment against Stevan Martin.  Martin was sued by DISH and NagraStar in 2015 for federal claims arising out of his purchase and use of subscription codes to an IKS piracy service known as NFPS.  The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Martin as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages under the ECPA.   The Court further ruled that the entirety of the damages amount was non-dischargeable in Martin’s bankruptcy proceeding. DISH and NagraStar continue to investigate and take action against those responsible for trying to circumvent the companies’ security system in order to gain unauthorized access to DISH programming, as well as those engaged in the sale of devices or services designed to facilitate piracy.  Following receipt of the Court’s ruling, NagraStar will initiate enforcement efforts against Martin.

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