Cable One Loses Bid To Nix Cable Box Tying Action

Law360, New York (July 29, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a putative antitrust class action accusing Cable One Inc. of violating the Sherman Act by forcing customers to rent a cable box as a condition of receiving premium service.

Judge Halil S. Ozerden of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi said in a four-page order Wednesday that dismissal was premature and that named plaintiff Linda Scott should be afforded an opportunity to conduct discovery.

Scott filed an amended complaint in May 2009, alleging that Cable...
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