Dish Chairman Slams Harbinger's $4B Suit Over LightSquared

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- Dish Network LLC's billionaire chairman Charlie Ergen on Monday fired back at the $4 billion lawsuit brought by Philip Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners LLC, saying the complaint is a transparent ploy to keep him from acquiring $2 billion in assets of Harbinger's bankrupt startup LightSquared Inc.

In a motion to dismiss the adversary proceeding, Ergen, Dish and several other Ergen-owned entities claim Harbinger has no standing for its claims of fraud. Instead, they argue, the hedge fund is trying to maintain control of LightSquared by keeping...
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