How They Won It: Weil Curbs Dish Win In ESPN Licensing Row

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP attorneys obtained a favorable verdict for ESPN Inc., on trial for allegedly giving Dish Network LLC's competitors better rates on its sports programming, by offering to the jury a simplified alternative narrative that Dish had cherry-picked provisions in the deal to unfairly squeeze its client.

On Feb. 28, a New York jury awarded Dish $4.8 million over the rate the sports network offered for its Spanish-language channel ESPN Deportes. It was a Pyrrhic victory for Dish, which had sought more than...
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