Comcast Can Pursue Arbitration In Data-Retention Class Suit

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT) -- An Illinois judge has allowed Comcast Cable Communications LLC to push into arbitration a proposed nationwide class action accusing it of illegally retaining customers’ personal information, including Social Security and credit card numbers, long after they have canceled their subscriptions.

Judge Robert W. Gettleman rejected arguments by plaintiffs Steve Bayer and Aaron Lloyd that the validity of an arbitration clause in their contracts with Comcast should be decided by the court, finding that the definition of a dispute covered under that provision encompasses questions of the...
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