High Court blocks class action against Comcast

Posted: March 28, 2013

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Comcast Corp. in a class-action lawsuit involving Philadelphia cable-TV customers who claimed they'd been harmed by the company's anti-competitive business practices.

The decision overturned a decision by the Philadelphia federal courts to certify about two million Comcast cable-TV customers as a class to sue the cable company for $875 million in damages.

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the opinion. He was joined by Justices John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

Disenting were Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayer and Elena Kagan.


Contact Bob Fernandez at 215-854-5897 or bob.fernandez@phillynews.com.

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