Federal Bankruptcy Court rejects Bagdasaryan’s attempt to seek refuge from NagraStar/DISH’s pending suit against him

On May 12, 2009, DISH Network and NagraStar filed suit against Khachik (“Chris”) Bagdasaryan in connection with his posting of circumvention software on various websites using the alias “Blacklist”.  On June 1, 2010,   DISH Network and NagraStar filed a motion for summary judgment against Bagdasaryan for his illegal-related activities seeking a permanent injunction and $151,767,600.00 in statutory damages.  In response, Bagdasaryan filed for bankruptcy in an effort to seek refuge from the pending claims against him.  On September 23, 2010, the Bankruptcy Court rejected Bagdasaryan’s efforts, and entered an Order on October 14, 2010, lifting the stay temporarily imposed by the Bankruptcy filing.   As a result, the civil suit against Bagdasaryan will be re-instated so that DISH Network and NagraStar can proceed to judgment.  This sends a strong message to other potential defendants who believe they can seek refuge from theft and fraud related claims by filing for bankruptcy in hopes of getting judgments against them discharged.

Nfusion.ws, dssboxes.com, and conaxsat.net

A federal court in Connecticut authorized the seizure and impoundment of multiple computers and devices in a wide-ranging legal action against a dozen websites, including www.nfusion.ws, www.dssboxes.com, and www.conaxsat.net.  The legal action, brought jointly by DISH Network, EchoStar and NagraStar, is part of a string of legal victories against websites and individuals who cater to audiences seeking ways of illegally obtaining pay-TV signals.

Infinity Systems Seizures

As part of their ongoing efforts to combat satellite piracy, DISH Network, EchoStar and NagraStar seized multiple computers, peripherals and devices in a civil suit against Infinity Systems and its operators filed in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Defendants are cooperating.