Comcast Set-Top Box Actions Consolidated In Pa.

Law360, New York (June 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- At least nine proposed class actions accusing Comcast Corp. of illegally tying its premium services to the rental of set-top boxes will be consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has determined.

The panel issued the order to consolidate the cases into an MDL on Friday, finding that centralization in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses — despite a request by Comcast and plaintiffs in six...
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