DirecTV Wants Venezuelan Network's $39M Claim Tossed

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT) -- A DirecTV attorney urged a New York state judge Thursday to toss a Venezuelan television station's allegations that DirecTV wrongly dropped it, saying that "if you want to play games of chicken with Hugo Chavez, you can't do it with DirecTV's satellite feed." 

Terence McCormick of Mintz Gold LLP, who represents a DirecTV affiliate, said during a hearing that the company was within its rights to drop Venezuelan channel RCTV International Corp. in 2010 after the network broke the nation's programming rules by failing to broadcast...
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