By Khorri Atkinson (March 23, 2021, 10:10 p.m. EDT) – Dish Network has defeated a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the satellite TV provider of using shell companies to buy spectrum from the Federal Communications Commission at a discount of 3, $ 3 billion, after a Washington, DC, federal judge found that the allegations did not hold up.
By granting Dish Network Corp. to dismiss Vermont National Telephone Co.’s amended complaint in its entirety, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on Monday ruled that the False Claims Act’s “government action bar” and the materiality standard of the law two require the case to be closed.
The Government Action Bar prohibits FCA whistleblowers from being brought on the basis of issues that are the subject of …
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