The Economic Underpinnings Of Comcast V. Behrend

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 8:37 PM EDT) -- The United States Supreme Court’s most recent antitrust ruling in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend is an extension of a body of case law focused on the appropriate standards of proof and the requisite analysis a court must undertake in certifying a class.

In Comcast, the putative class of more than 2 million current and former Comcast Cable subscribers alleged that a practice of clustering cable television operations within a particular region violated antitrust laws by lessening competition and raising prices above competitive levels.[1] According to the...
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