Time Warner Skirts Suit Over Sports Channel Blackout

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT) -- Time Warner Cable Inc. on Thursday dodged a putative class action suit filed in New Jersey federal court seeking relief for 14 million Time Warner customers affected by a sports network blackout after a judge called the plaintiff's claims vague and unconvincing.

U.S. District Court Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise tossed the class action, filed by Englewood, N.J. attorney Harold Hoffman on behalf of himself and a purported 14 million Time Warner customers who lost two regional sports networks, MSG and MSG+, due to a contract dispute. The judge granted Time Warner's motion for dismissal, saying Hoffman's arguments were too short on...

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