Charter Asks High Court To Review Racial Bias Ruling

Law360 (March 8, 2019, 8:40 PM EST) -- Charter Communications has appealed a pair of Ninth Circuit panel rulings that held the cable provider can't escape claims it wrongly passed over an African-American-owned production firm, and asked the Supreme Court to find the Ninth Circuit's view conflicts with the First Amendment.

In a cert petition filed late Friday, Charter said the high court must rethink two decisions allowing a racial-bias suit involving Weather Channel owner Byron Allen to proceed, saying that the appeals court misread provisions of the Civil Rights Act and applied them too broadly.

The Ninth Circuit's interpretation that allowed the suit over cable carriage negotiations to...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!