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Default Judgment - $10,000 - Smart, Michael

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  • Default Judgment - $10,000 - Smart, Michael

    Originally posted on 2014-08-12

    Federal Court enters default against Nfusion Private Server end-user Michael Smart, awards $10,000 in statutory penalties, and issues a permanent injunction

    On June 12, 2014 the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana granted DISH Network and NagraStar’s motion for default against Michael Smart. Smart was sued by DISH Network and NagraStar for federal claims arising out of his subscription to the Nfusion Private Server service. The Court’s order includes a permanent injunction against Smart as well as an award of $10,000 in statutory damages (the maximum damages per violation) under the Electronics Communication Privacy Act.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 Network programming.

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