NY Appeals Court Revives Disney Licensing Suit

Law360, New York (January 3, 2011, 6:47 PM EST) -- A New York appeals court has reversed the dismissal of EchoStar Satellite LLC's suit alleging that Walt Disney Co. subsidiaries breached three licensing agreements by demanding payment from EchoStar for the right to broadcast each of the licensed networks in high definition.

In a Dec. 28, 2010 opinion, the New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division vacated the state Supreme Court's May 12, 2010 order granting defendants ESPN Inc., ESPN Classic Inc., ABC Cable Networks Group Inc., SOAPnet LLC and International Family Entertainment Inc.'s motion for...
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