Time Warner Cable Box Antitrust Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (March 8, 2010, 3:40 PM EST) -- A consolidated multidistrict action accusing Time Warner Cable Inc. of violating the Sherman Act by illegally tying its premium cable services to the sale of set-top box rentals has been dismissed.

Judge P. Kevin Castel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Time Warner's motion to throw out the case Friday, ruling that the consumer plaintiffs had failed to adequately plead actual coercion, a necessary leg of the tying claim. Judge Castel did, however, grant the plaintiffs an opportunity to...
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