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EchoStar’s ‘Egregious’ Acts Threaten Court Defense

A court-imposed sanction against EchoStar Satellite LLC, for “egregious” conduct in destroying e-mail evidence, may jeopardize the company’s defense of a $2.5 billion Cablevision Systems Corp. contract suit.

The decision, which was made public Nov. 9, also highlights EchoStar’s history of punishments for breaking the rules in other court cases.