ViaSat Litigation Update

 RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.  ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information  company, today announced that in an order issued August 8, 2014, the federal  court hearing ViaSat Communications, Inc.'s (ViaSat) lawsuit against Space  Systems/Loral, LLC (SSL) vacated all damages the jury awarded to ViaSat,  finding that the jury award was a "miscarriage of justice." The Court ordered  a new trial on damages.  The Court deferred any ruling on ViaSat's motion for a permanent injunction,  which seeks to bar SSL from manufacturing satellites which are significantly  similar to Jupiter-1 with respect to the three patented technologies at issue  in the case, scheduling argument on that motion for August 26, 2014.  About MDA  MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational  solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide.  MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business  potential, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and  Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of  advanced technology development.  MDA's established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees  operating from 11 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally.  The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the  symbol "MDA."  Related Websites  Forward-Looking Statements  This news release contains forward-looking statements and information, which  reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and its  subsidiaries (collectively "MDA" or the "Company") with respect to future  events and financial performance. The forward-looking statements in this  regard include statements regarding on-going litigation proceedings. The  eventual outcome of this dispute may differ materially from the expectations  expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of known  and unknown risks and uncertainties. The factors and assumptions underlying  the forward-looking statements in this release include any subsequent  determinations made by the trial judge or at a new trial on damages, including  any injunctions or any determinations made on any appeal which, if taken,  could be contrary to the verdict of the jury, and may include an award of  damages and that a jury may find any infringement willful and award enhanced  damages and whether contracts will be awarded to SSL for satellites. Any such  forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties  that could cause actual results to differ materially from current  expectations. MDA cautions readers that should certain risks or uncertainties  materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results  may vary significantly from those expected.  For additional information with respect to certain of these risks or factors,  plus additional risks or factors, reference should be made to the Company's  continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with Canadian  securities regulatory authorities, which are available online under the  Company's profile at or on the Company's website at  The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or  content of this release.    SOURCE  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.  Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  CO: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ST: British Columbia NI: ARO SOF  
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