9th Circ. Grants NDS $18M In Fees In EchoStar Suit

Law360, New York (August 6, 2010, 2:22 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that EchoStar Satellite Corp. must fork over $18 million in attorneys’ fees to NDS Group PLC, deeming NDS the prevailing party in a suit in which a jury cleared the digital rights management company of mass piracy but found it liable for a technical violation.

The decision handed down Wednesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reverses a lower court’s judgment that had awarded EchoStar nearly $13 million in attorneys’ fees and handed about $9 million...
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