EchoStar Loses Appeal Bid In $56M Disney HD Fee Fight

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT) -- New York's top court on Tuesday rejected EchoStar Satellite LLC's bid to appeal rulings denying the satellite broadcaster a new trial in a fight over the collection by The Walt Disney Co. of $56 million in licensing fees for high-definition broadcasts by ESPN Inc. and other Disney-owned networks.

In an entry published Tuesday, the New York State Court of Appeals said the motion for leave to appeal that was filed was based in a midlevel appellate court's rejection of a new trial — not from a...
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