Cox Ties Set-Top Boxes To Cable Service, Suit Claims

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT) -- Cox Communications Inc. was hit Monday with a potential class action by a subscriber who says the Cleveland-based cable company is violating state and federal antitrust laws by requiring premium cable subscribers to rent a separate digital receiver known as a set-top box.

The suit, filed in Ohio federal court by Todd Keitlen, seeks to represent more than 35,000 people in Cox's Cleveland market who subscribe to the company's premium cable service.

The suit accuses Cox of unlawful tying under Section I of the Sherman Act,...
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