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NDTV Appeals Against Nielsen Lawsuit Court Dismissal

New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) has filed an appeal against the New York Court's dismissal of its lawsuit against Nielsen for the alleged manipulation of TV ratings and viewership data in February 2013, reports LiveMint. NDTV has refused to comment on the matter to the publication while Nielsen has told the publication in an email statement that they cannot comment on it since it is subjudice. According to the appeal filed by NDTV on May 15, 2013, the company has said that the trial court failed to acknowledge Nielsen New York's ownership and control of the Nielsen process in India and around the world. It also says that the court erred by disregarding the fact that Nielsen is headquarted with its senior management in New York and thereby wrongly concluded that majority of its defendants were foreign. In February 2013, the New York Court had dismissed NDTV's lawsuit against Nielsen on grounds of lack of jurisdiction, however NDTV claims that the court had wrongly concluded that its allegations were against TAM in India, when their allegations was actually against Nielsen New York, for which Indian courts do not have the jurisdiction. NDTV had originally filed a lawsuit against Nielsen in July 2012, seeking $580 million for gross negligence against TAM and misrepresentations, $810 million for fraud, $125 million for negligence and gross negligence against Nielsen, $125 million for negligence and gross negligence against Kantar, $790 million for breach of contract against TAM, $250 million for prima facie tort against TAM and millions more on various costs including…

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