U.S. Judge: Kentucky Satellite Tax Fair

Haugsted, Linda
April 2006
Multichannel News;4/10/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 15, p34
Reports on the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Karen Caldwell of the Eastern District of Kentucky in Frankfurt, to dismiss a lawsuit filed by DirecTV Inc. and EchoStar Communications LLC, which owns Dish Network, against Mark Treesh, the state's commissioner of the Department of Revenue, in April 2006. Difference of Caldwell's decision from a federal judge's opinion in Ohio in October 2005; Overview of the lawsuit; Excise tax being paid by cable operators.


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