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Harbinger sues Dish, Ergen for $1.5 billion over LightSquared

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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:54 AM

Harbinger sues Dish, Ergen for $1.5 billion over LightSquared
(CNBC) - July 9 (Reuters) - Harbinger Capital Partners has sued Dish Network Corp and its chairman, Charles Ergen, for at least $1.5 billion, accusing them of trying to strip the hedge fund of its control of bankrupt wireless company LightSquared.
Dish and Ergen engaged in "an illegal scheme involving mail and wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tortious interference, and abuse of process," said the complaint. "Defendants wrongfully and deceptively created chaos in the bankruptcy proceedings so that Harbinger would lose control of the LightSquared board."...
Philip A. Falcone, chief executive of the hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners.Credit Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

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#2 OFFLINE   yosoyellobo



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:01 AM

I would never sue anybody for less than a billion.
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

I would never sue anybody for less than a billion.


i agree, but a billion here, a billion there and pretty soon we're talkin' real money!


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:09 PM

I don't often get sued but when I do, I make sure it is for big money.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

Looks like someone was caught sleeping on the job and wants the government to step in to cover them.

If Ergen et al are majority debtholders, it seems like they get first dibs on what is left.
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Posted 18 July 2015 - 04:48 PM

According to this story:


According to the Wall Street Journal, Judge Elizabeth Gonzales of Clark County District Court in Las Vegas deferred the lawsuit to the special litigation committee of Dish Network. The decision of the judge means she will approve any future request from the company to dismiss the case.


Dish Network’s special litigation committee already made a decision that the shareholders’ lawsuit company should be dismissed....


The story also mentions:

 Aside from the shareholders’ lawsuit, Dish Network and/or Mr. Ergen faced several charges related to LightSqured. Mr. Falcone’s Hrbinger Capital Partners filed a racketeering case against the company and Mr. Ergen.


A judge in Colorado dismissed the case in April, but it can be refiled in a different venue.


I'm sure the battle will continue, however.

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 10:38 PM

i agree, but a billion here, a billion there and pretty soon we're talkin' real money!

Thank you, Senator Stevenson!

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