DISH Network L.L.C. v. Newport Satellite Group, Inc.
ORDER Confirming Arbitration Award 1 . The application to confirm the Arbitration Award is granted. The Court enters judgment in favor of DISH NETWORK, LLC against NEWPORT SATELLITE GROUP, INC. The Court grants post- judgment interest on the total amount of damages. The Court awards DISH NETWORK, LLC reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, by Judge R. Brooke Jackson on 11/2/11. (lsw, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Honorable R. Brooke Jackson
Civil Action No. 11-cv-02836-RBJ
DISH NETWORK, LLC, formerly known as ECHOSTAR SATELLITE, LLC,
NEWPORT SATELLITE GROUP, INC.,
ORDER CONFIRMING ARBITRATION AWARD
The Court has reviewed the plaintiff’s Unopposed Application to Confirm Arbitration
Award (#1). The Application represents that it is "unopposed." That appears to mean
"unopposed by the bankruptcy trustee." The Application was not served on Newport Satellite
Group, Inc. as such. What is left of Newport and whether Newport has standing in any event to
oppose confirmation of the award is unknown to me. I do, however, note that according to the
arbitrator's award, notice of the arbitration was provided to two attorneys who had previously
represented Newport or its officers, but neither the lawyers nor anyone else appeared on behalf
of Newport at the hearing. It appears, therefore, that Newport has elected not to participate in the
proceedings. On that assumption and the implicit representation by Claimant's counsel as
officers of the Court that the Application truly is "unopposed" the Court grants the Application.
The Court orders the following:
the application to confirm the Arbitration Award is granted;
the Court enters judgment in favor of DISH NETWORK, LLC against
NEWPORT SATELLITE GROUP, INC. for the amount of $15,788,697.71;
the Court grants post-judgment interest on the total amount of damages
set forth in the Arbitration Award at eight percent compounded annually from
November 20, 2010 (date of issuance) until satisfaction of the Arbitration Award;
the Court awards DISH NETWORK, LLC reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs
incurred as a result of this action pursuant to Section 17.11 of the Retailer
DATED this 2nd day of November, 2011.
BY THE COURT:
R. Brooke Jackson
United States District Judge
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