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Young Turks: “Epic Setback in Marijuana Legalization Movement” (VIDEO)

In Colorado, where marijuana is now legal, a quadriplegic employee of Dish Network was fired from his job for using medical marijuana- not at work- but during his off-hours. When he challenged his termination from his job, the Supreme Court in Colorado sided with the employer. Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) discusses this...

FCC Seeks to Cap Discounts in Airwave Auctions

The FCC is proposing to close a loophole in wireless auctions that let partners of Dish Network claim $3.3 billion in discounts intended for small businesses.

What Options Does Dish Have If T-Mobile Goes With Comcast?

Dish Network is reportedly discussing a merger with wireless operator T-Mobile. The potential merger looks like a win-win situation for the companies, with T-Mobile getting Dish’s wireless airwaves to expand coverage and capacity and Dish getting a good opportunity to put its spectrum to use and enter the wireless business. Show More Summary

Could T-Mobile Ditch Dish Network For Comcast?

Deutsche Telekom Chief executive Timotheus Höttges reportedly stated that he favors Comcast over Dish as a potential partner for T-Mobile. Further reports of Comcast engaging in talks with Deutsche Telekom regarding a potential sale have also added fuel to the fire that Comcast might be a genuine contender for T-Mobile. Show More Summary

How Much Of An Effect Is Cord Cutting Having On Cable Companies?

With the recent introduction of Dish Network's Sling TV and HBO’s HBO NOW service, as well as the continued success of Netflix, the threat of cord cutting to U.S. pay-TV companies is as high as it has ever been. In fact, in Q1 2015 the U.S. Show More Summary

The Conflict Between Federal and State Marijuana Laws Claims a Victim

This week, the Colorado Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling on the topic of medical marijuana and employment practices. In Coats v. Dish Network, an employee sued for wrongful termination after he tested positive for marijuana. Show More Summary

Dish’s Sling TV Off The Blocks Quickly, But Still Has A Long Road Ahead

Dish Network introduced Sling TV, its new stream, in January. The service has witnessed encouraging adoption and currently has around 250,000 paying subscribers. However, Sling's adoption levels are nowhere near industry leader Netflix's. Show More Summary

Dish is in talks to acquire T-Mobile

Satellite-TV carrier Dish Network Corp. finally may have found the merger partner it has been looking for, adding to the wave of consolidation reshaping the nation's media and telecom industries.

Yes, You Can Get Fired For Doing Legal Drugs

Colorado Supreme Court ruled that it was legal to fire a wheelchair-bound employee for using legal medical marijuana. In the department of counterintuitive court rulings, Colorado's Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dish Network, when the company fired an employee for smoking marijuana. Read Full Story

Deutsche Telekom Shopping T-Mobile to Comcast

Deutsche Telekom is discussing with Comcast the possibility of the cable firm buying T-Mobile US. Deutsche Telekom is talking to several other companies, including Dish Networks, but Comcast is seen as the primary contender thanks to its stronger finances. Show More Summary

Colorado Supreme Court Says You Can Be Fired For Smoking Medical Weed

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

State medical marijuana laws hit an obstacle this week when the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Dish Network, a satellite service provider, acted within the law when they fired a quadriplegic employee for using the drug. Brandon Coats...Show More Summary

Colorado Court Rules Companies Can Fire Employees for Using Medical Marijuana After Work

Although he was not found to have been inebriated while at work, a Dish Network employee was terminated after testing positive for pot.

Is A Comcast-Sprint Deal Next?

Another option for the cable major could be entering the wireless industry and upgrading its triple-play offerings to quadruple-play bundles. With T-Mobile and Dish Network considering a merger, Comcast could look into entering a partnership with Sprint, or even buying out the wireless carrier. Show More Summary

Verizon Not Interested In Buying Dish

Verizon does not plan to purchase Dish Networks, according to CFO Fran Shammo. When asked by the Wall Street Journal, Shammo responded, "My answer is going to be one word: No." AT&T is near to closing its acquisition of Dish competitor DirecTV. Show More Summary

Colo Supreme Court: No Protection for Workers Who Use Marijuana

The Colorado Supreme Court yesterday ruled employers can fire workers who use marijuana outside of the workplace. The opinion in Coats v. Dish Network is here. The supreme court holds that under the plain language of section 24-34-402.5, 13... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Verizon CFO Says Company Won't Sell Huffington Post

Verizon Communications has no desire to sell the Huffington Post or buy Dish Network, Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said at a Wall Street Journal conference Monday.

Even in Colorado Medical Marijuana Can Still Get You Fired

The state supreme court found that Dish Network was allowed to fire a quadriplegic employee although Colorado law permits medical pot

Colorado court says employers can fire you for legally using medical marijuana

Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic, was fired from his job at the Dish Network for smoking medical marijuana

Why This Billionaire Signs All His Company's Checks

Charlie Ergen, founder of the Dish Network, spends a few hours on the task each week--and with good reason.

Colo. Court: Dish Can Fire Worker for Pot Use at Home

A Colorado quadriplegic who lost his Dish Network job for using marijuana outside of work for medical reasons lost his case in the state's highest court today. The Colorado Supreme Court ruled 6-0 that businesses can fire employees who violate their drug policies, even if that drug use is legal...

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