Lawsuits

Tennessee Federal Court Enters Injunction against NFPS reseller and Awards NagraStar $50,000 In Damages

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On February 9, 2016 the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Nashville resident Botrous Erian.  Erian was sued by DISH and NagraStar in 2015 for federal claims arising out of his trafficking in subscription codes to the NFPS IKS service.  The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Erian as well as an award of $50,000 in statutory damages under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  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 Network programming.  NagraStar is currently initiating enforcement efforts against Erian.

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

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On April 21, 2015 the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against David Rivera. Rivera was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Rivera 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. NagraStar is currently initiating enforcement efforts against Rivera.

Dkt.16 – Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction

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

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On November 16, 2015 the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Patrick Laundrie.  Laundrie was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Laundrie 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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Federal Court enters final judgment against NFPS end-user Alan Duvernay, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

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On April 23, 2015 the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Alan Duvernay. Duvernay was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Duvernay as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication 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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Federal Court enters final judgment against NFPS end-user Randall Smith, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

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On June 24, 2015 the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Randall Smith. Smith was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the NFPS IKS service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Smith as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication 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.

Dkt.12 – Final Judgment & Permanent Injunction