CenturyLink Says Dish Broke Contract By Withholding Fees

Law360, San Diego (August 10, 2011, 8:09 PM EDT) -- Phone and Internet services provider CenturyLink Inc. launched a breach of contract suit Tuesday in New York accusing satellite TV company Dish Network LLC of withholding required monthly fees because the plaintiff decided to package services with Dish rival DirecTV.

The Monroe, La.-based plaintiff claims that since August 2010 Dish has refused to pay more than $75,000 in monthly incentive fees to CenturyLink for certain customers, violating a 2007 agreement between the two parties that has since been terminated.

“Dish is acting vindictively to punish CenturyLink...
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