Time Warner Faces Customer Class Action Over CBS Blackout

Law360, Los Angeles (August 15, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A group of Time Warner Cable Inc. customers filed a putative class action Wednesday accusing the cable giant of charging them for television they can't watch during ongoing Los Angeles-area blackouts of CBS Corp. networks while Time Warner and the broadcaster negotiate their contract.

Time Warner and CBS are locked in a battle over whether the network can raise the fees it charges the cable provider for rebroadcasting its shows, according to the complaint filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Since Aug. 2, CBS and...
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