Al Jazeera-AT&T lawsuit to stay under wraps during appeal

By REUTERS
October 18, 2013 21:49




A legal fight over AT&T Inc's refusal to carry the US news channel of Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera can remain under wraps for now, despite a ruling by a Delaware state judge earlier this week lifting the secrecy in the case.

Judge Sam Glasscock approved on Wednesday a stipulation allowing the case to remain under seal while Al Jazeera appeals his previous ruling in favor of news organizations that wanted the case in the open.

The lawsuit stems from AT&T's refusal to carry a news channel launched by Al Jazeera in the United States in August. Al Jazeera sued AT&T in Delaware's Court of Chancery, saying AT&T had broken and wrongfully terminated their contrac


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