Dish Dodges Cox's Allegations Of 'Brazen' IP Infringement

By Mike LaSusa (September 14, 2020, 11:47 PM EDT) -- Dish Network dodged a lawsuit accusing it of illegally transmitting Cox Media Group's content, with an Illinois federal judge on Monday sweeping aside Cox's contention that Dish had sought to shield itself behind a state court restraining order in an "unprecedented fashion."

U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin said that contrary to Cox's arguments, the state court restraining order did indeed give Dish a right to continue retransmitting the Cox stations, even though Cox had previously cancelled a retransmission agreement between the two companies.

Judge Durkin said Cox didn't contest that the TRO allowed Dish to continue transmitting Cox's content, and...

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