ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), announced today the winner and two runners-up in DISH Network's "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition. R. Stanton Dodge, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, DISH Network L.L.C., remarked on the importance of the initiative, stating that, "DISH Network strongly encourages each and every law student to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of eDiscovery in civil litigation. The submissions received through the 2011 DISH 'Best in Class' Legal Research and Writing Competition demonstrate that there are an increasing number of students who recognize the crucial role information plays in civil litigation today and the impact that procedural rules have on such matters." The DISH Network® "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition asked students to address the topic, "Are further amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure necessary to help litigants address the complexities, costs and burdens associated with electronic discovery?" Amanda Jaret of St. John's University won the competition for her submission titled Electronic Discovery of Social Media Data: What's Not to "Like"?, and will be awarded a $2,500 cash prize. In addition to the cash prize, Ms. Jaret will be invited to discuss her submission during a webinar that will be hosted by the Information Law firm of Redgrave LLP. Cindy Pham of The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, with her submission titled Proportionality in E-Discovery: Relevancy, Burdens, and Discretion, and Scott Lucas of Faulkner University Jones School of Law, with his submission titled The Well Pleaded Discovery Request: Adding Discovery Requests to Pleadings, each received runner-up designations and each will be awarded $1,000 for their submissions. Details regarding the 2011 DISH Network® "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition are available at http://www.dishnetworkediscovery.com. For additional information about the contest, please contact Ashlie Bucy ( email@example.com | 336.253.3941). About DISH Network: DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 13.945 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2011, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy industry-leading customer satisfaction, the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world annually. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com. About Redgrave LLP: Redgrave LLP is one of the few law firms in the world focused exclusively in the area of Information Law, providing Fortune 500 organizations and AmLaw 100 law firms with the legal and technical advice, business strategy and legal representation needed to support their immediate and future legal, regulatory and operational requirements. The Firm's dedicated teams of legal and technical professionals, guided by industry thought leader Jonathan Redgrave, are at the forefront of helping global organizations address the ever-evolving challenges associated with the creation, receipt, storage, retrieval, production and destruction of documents and electronic information. Visit www.redgravellp.com. ASHLIE BUCYREDGRAVE LLPPH: 336.253.3941 ABUCY@REDGRAVELLP.COMWWW.REDGRAVELLP.COM SOURCE DISH Network L.L.C.