Cablevision Gets Cable Box Tying Action Tossed

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday dismissed for the third time a putative class action accusing Cablevision Systems Corp. of illegally tying cable box rentals to other services, but gave the plaintiffs one more chance to amend their claims.

U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares dismissed without prejudice the plaintiffs' claims that Cablevision violated the Sherman Act by using its market power to require subscribers to rent cable boxes as a condition of subscribing to its Two Way Services, which include certain digital channels and...
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