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Dish Network Wins First Round In AutoHop Legal Fracas

Because it filed the first suit, Dish Network now has an advantage in the battle over whether its  AutoHop ad-skipping service is legal. Wednesday, a federal judge in New York issued a temporary restraining order preventing the broadcast networks from pursuing their claims against Dish until a hearing July 2, when the judge decides whether the separate suits should be consolidated.

Another issue is where the suit(s) will be tried: New York (preferred by Dish) or Los Angeles (the networks' choice.)

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