October 23, 2012 in Business

Dish Network settles with Cablevision

From Wire Reports
 

“The Walking Dead” and other hit shows from cable channel AMC are coming back to Dish Network as the result of the satellite broadcaster settling a lawsuit with Cablevision Systems Corp.

On Sunday, Dish and Cablevision announced a settlement in their long-running legal battle over a now-defunct programming service called Voom HD. Dish has agreed to pay $700 million to Cablevision and AMC Networks, both of which are controlled by the Charles Dolan family. Dish also said it would resume carrying AMC, WE and other channels owned by AMC Networks, which it had dropped in July.

The settlement brings to an end a four-year breach-of-contract fight between Cablevision and Dish. At issue was Dish’s decision to stop carrying Voom HD, a group of channels devoted to high-definition programming that Cablevision had launched.

Wal-Mart hit with suit over pay, overtime

NEW YORK – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is being slapped with a lawsuit that claims that the world’s largest retailer and its staffing agencies broke federal minimum wage and overtime laws by requiring temporary workers to appear early for work, stay late to complete work, and work through lunches and breaks without compensation.

According to the proposed class action suit that was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Illinois Eastern Division, Labor Ready and QPS, two of the staffing agencies that the discounter used in the Chicago area, failed to provide workers assigned to the Wal-Mart stores with required employment information.

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