Comcast Looks To Squash Denver Network's Monopoly Suit

Law360 (January 15, 2020, 3:12 PM EST) -- Comcast Corp. has asked a Colorado federal court to toss an antitrust suit alleging it refused to renew a broadcasting contract with a Denver sports network in a bid to drive it out of business, calling the suit a "transparent maneuver to gain negotiating leverage."

In a motion to dismiss filed Tuesday, Comcast said Altitude Sports & Entertainment's suit doesn't come close to alleging actual antitrust violations and is little more than an attempt to force Comcast to agree to a new contract on Altitude's terms.

"The antitrust laws strongly disfavor forced dealing for good reasons," Comcast said.

Altitude's attorney, William Isaacson...

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