Cox Can't Dodge Okla. Set-Top Box Antitrust Class Action

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 3:55 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Wednesday refused Cox Communications Inc.'s bid to dismiss a proposed class action by Oklahoma City customers, ruling that they met the burden necessary to pursue allegations that the cable service provider illegally tied monthly set-top box payments to its premium cable services.

Judge Robin J. Cauthron rejected Cox's assertion that the customers' suit failed to present facts demonstrating the existence of a properly defined geographic market, saying the consumer class met the minimum requirements for bringing their claims and that the issues...
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