Dish Network Loses Bid For TRO In Pirating Suit

Law360, New York (July 27, 2009, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Dish Network LLC has failed to put an immediate stop to Sonicview USA’s alleged pirating of satellite television programming, as a federal judge has refused to grant a temporary restraining order without first notifying the defendants of the allegations.

On Thursday, Judge M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California said the plaintiffs had established the probability of prevailing on claims that Sonicview violates Dish Network’s copyright protections, but he decided against issuing an ex parte TRO and seizure order...
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