NHL Hits Swedish Co. With $22M Licensing Fee Suit

Law360, Washington (April 20, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT) -- The National Hockey League on Thursday checked a Swedish media company in New York state court, saying it put at least $22.5 million in owed licensing fees on ice in a breach of a contract to distribute games in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.

Medge Consulting AB stopped making payments in the middle of the 2013-14 season, the NHL alleged in its complaint, despite still owing at least $2.5 million for the remaining season and another $10 million per season for the agreed 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons. The NHL also alleged that even when Medge made the payments for distribution rights...

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