Dish Betrayed Cablevision In $2.4B High-Def Deal, Jury Told

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT) -- Dish Network Corp. cynically abandoned a 15-year high-definition television programming deal with Cablevision System Corp. and covered up its nefarious motives by destroying emails, a Cablevision attorney told a New York state jury during opening arguments in the $2.4 billion case Friday.

Orin Snyder of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, who represents Cablevision unit Voom HD Holdings LLC, told a six-member jury that his client lost out on $2.4 billion in licensing fees after Dish Network's EchoStar Satellite LLC pulled out of the 15-year agreement to...
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