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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 – in which he may order a retrial – 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.

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