Time Warner Sued Over Alleged Cable Box Monopoly

Law360, New York (August 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Kansas man has slapped Time Warner Cable Inc. with a putative class action suit over its cable box rental system, alleging that the practice of forcing premium cable customers to rent cable boxes from the telecommunications company constitutes illegal tying and restricts trade in the state.

The suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, charges Time Warner Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. with violating the monopoly and unlawful tying statutes of the Sherman Antitrust Act as well as...
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