OAN loses key ruling in go well with claiming DirecTV broke deal by dropping community

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One America Information Community’s proprietor misplaced a key ruling in a lawsuit in opposition to DirecTV over the TV supplier’s determination to drop OAN from its channel lineup. OAN-owner Herring Networks had sued DirecTV and its proprietor AT&T in March 2022, claiming breach of contract.

The lawsuit at all times appeared like an uphill battle for Herring Networks as a result of DirecTV did not take OAN off the air whereas they nonetheless had a carriage settlement. As an alternative, DirecTV waited till the carriage settlement expired and selected to not renew it.

Most of OAN’s claims have been thrown out in a ruling issued final week by Choose John Meyer of California Superior Court docket in San Diego County. DirecTV had filed an anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuits in opposition to public participation) movement to strike the Herring Networks criticism; DirecTV’s movement was granted partially and denied partially.

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