NDTV to appeal against the NY lower court jurisdiction verdict :NDTV vs TAM
March 05, 2013
Source: MM Network
The NDTV vs TAM case here comes to the headlines again, as the lower court in New York, which had been hearing procedural arguments on jurisdiction, particularly whether the US or India is the appropriate forum and it has ruled that India would be a more convenient forum than the USA.
However NDTV has said it disagrees with this opinion and will appeal against the decision. NDTV believes that the lower court’s decision is based on several misconceptions, legal and factual errors, and this will be outlined in the appeal.
The New York lower court did not go into the merits of the case on corruption in the Nielsen Process as used by Nielsen and Kantar through TAM (Nielsen and Kantar are the owners of TAM).
The court merely looked at where the location of the case should be heard. "NDTV firmly believes it must be heard in New York and we will pursue this on appeal in New York,"the statement said.
NDTV filed its lawsuit on 26 July accusing 31 entities, including TAM, Nielsen, Kantar and their officials, of knowingly allowing continuation of manipulation of television viewership data in favour of broadcasters willing to pay bribes to its officials or representatives.