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  • Default Judgment - $10,000 - Mehalic, Thomas

    Originally posted on 2014-09-04

    Federal Court enters final judgment against IKS Rocket and IKS Japan end-user Thomas Mehalic, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties and issues a permanent injunction

    On August 22, 2014 the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for final judgment against Thomas Mehalic. Mehalic was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscriptions to the IKS Rocket and IKS Japan services. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Mehalic as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication Privacy Act (“ECPA”). DISH Network and NagraStar continue to investigate and take action against those responsible for trying to circumvent the companies’ security system in order to gain unauthorized access to DISH Networkprogramming.

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