EchoStar Ordered to Pay $4.8M

3/30/2004 2:20 AM Eastern

A federal judge in Miami has ordered EchoStar Communications Corp. to pay about $4.8 million in lawyer's fees in connection with the case about the direct-broadcast satellite provider’s alleged illegal sale of distant network signals to ineligible subscribers.

It was unclear from the opinion why EchoStar had to pay lawyer's fees when the case is on appeal.

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