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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Supreme Court Rejects Antritust Suit Against Comcast - NYTimes.com


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a proposed class-action antitrust lawsuit against Comcast, the nation’s largest cable television company, in which a group of more than two million current and former Comcast subscribers sought to prove that the company had unfairly eliminated competition and overcharged customers.
In a 5-to-4 decision written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the court said that the proposed class of Comcast subscribers failed to meet formal legal guidelines for how to certify that evidence of wrongdoing was common to the group and that damages could be measured on a classwide, rather than an individual, basis.

Supreme Court Rejects Antritust Suit Against Comcast - NYTimes.com

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court continues it's pattern of denying class status to groups of similarly situated people in order to protect large corporations from being sued by people who have been injured by corporations but could not afford to sue them individually.  This was also the case in the class action suit against Walmart, who was denying female employees promotions.

John H. Armwood

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