Ohio Federal Court Issues Judgment Against NFPS Code Reseller Awards $100,000 in Damages to NagraStar and DISH Plus Injunctive Relief
On October 5, 2016 the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Larry Polk. Polk was sued by DISH and NagraStar 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 Polk as well as an award of $100,000 in statutory damages. 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 as well as those engaged in the sale of devices or services designed to facilitate piracy. NagraStar is currently initiating enforcement efforts against Polk.