Judge Trims Monopoly Claim From Cablevision Tying Suit

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 4:42 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday pared down a putative antitrust class action that accuses Cablevision Systems Corp. of illegally tying cable box rentals to other services, nixing a monopolization count but letting tying and unjust enrichment claims move forward.

U.S. District Judge Jose Linares partially granted a dismissal bid by Cablevision subsidiary CSC Holdings LLC that targeted the third amended complaint the plaintiffs lodged Aug. 22.

The plaintiffs claim Cablevision's policy requiring customers to rent cable boxes in order to receive “Two Way Services”...
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