Dish Gets CBS Suit Over Ad-Skipping DVRs Moved To NY

Law360, Los Angeles (September 11, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has transferred CBS Broadcasting Inc.'s copyright infringement lawsuit against Dish Network Corp over ad-skipping digital video recording technology to New York, handing Dish a victory in its ongoing battle with three television networks over the forum for the dispute.

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee issued an order on Sept. 4 granting Dish's motion to transfer the suit, agreeing with the satellite broadcaster's claim that a forum selection clause in a retransmission pact with CBS means the dispute should be heard in the Southern District of New York.

Last week's ruling was the latest development in the clash...

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