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Supreme Court Rules for Comcast in Class Action Case

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 11:07 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Comcast Corp in an antitrust case over how much it charged cable TV subscribers, in a decision that limits the ability of people to pursue class action lawsuits.

In a 5-4 decision, the court said a group of cable TV subscribers in the Philadelphia area who accused Comcast of overcharging them as part of an effort to monopolize the market was certified improperly, and therefore could not sue as a group.

"The permutations involving four theories of liability and 2 million subscribers located in 16 counties are nearly endless," Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the majority.

The case raised the issue of what kind of evidence must be presented in early stages of a case before a judge can allow a class action to go forward.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Comcast Corp in an antitrust case over how much it charged cable TV subscribers, in a decision that limits the ability of people to pursue class action lawsuits.
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