StarBand files suit against EchoStar - TheStreet

Gilat Satellite Networks (Nasdaq:GILTF) subsidiary Starband announced on Friday that it is suing EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) and seeking damages.

The suit was filed at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

In its suit, StarBand is seeking a restraining order and injunction against EchoStar to transfer back StarBand's customer base and cease operating as StarBand's billing agent.

The suit also requests the court to prohibit EchoStar from collecting fees from StarBand customers. StarBand is seeking damages for EchoStar's failure to pay millions of dollars rightfully owed StarBand.

StarBand charges that EchoStar neglected to forward millions of dollars in fees it has collected and is collecting as its billing agent. As a result of EchoStar's continued delay of the customer base transition, StarBand will be denied another month of service fees and has requested injunctive relief and damages from EchoStar.

McLean, Virginia headquartered StarBand delivers two-way satellite Internet service through small antennas on roofs, walls or poles of homes.