Comcast Arbitration Bid Nixed In Antitrust Class Action

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut federal judge rejected a bid Tuesday from Comcast Corp. to send a customer's putative class action antitrust suit to arbitration, holding that a class action waiver in an arbitration pact was void because pursuing the plaintiff's Sherman Act claim individually would be prohibitively costly.

  In Robert Fromer's case against Comcast, U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill applied the Second Circuit's Feb. 1 ruling in American Express III, which held that an arbitration clause with a class waiver between merchants and American Express was unenforceable...
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