Last month we told you about a lawsuit provider Dish Network filed against ESPN, seeking over $150 million in damages from Bristol violating terms of their agreement. At the center of the trial was Dish's claims that ESPN tried to circumvent their "most favored nation" clause, which meant Dish had to receive comparable contract numbers versus their competitors.
A jury has reached a verdict in the trial and ESPN walks away the clear victor. Dish Network won only 1 of its 4 claims against ESPN to the tune of just $4.86 million in damages, or a juicy 3.17% of what they were seeking from Bristol. Out of all the claims for damages lodged by Dish Network, the jury found that ESPN only had to match rates given elsewhere for ESPN Deportes. Details from the Wall Street Journal:no comments