NDS v DISH case on brink
May 16, 2008
Local press report that the California Judge in the NDS v DISH and Nagra CA hacking case is holding a sealed verdict from the jury. The delay in announcing the verdict is because it has been claimed a jury member engaged in conversation with DISH lawyers.
Today the Judge will decide if this is a material matter â€“ in which he may order a retrial â€“ or alternatively he will declare the verdict.
DISH and its conditional access provider NagraStar are seeking $1 billion in punitive damages in the litigation, alleging that NDS compromised the conditional access technology utilised by the satellite TV service.