Sports Fans Rip Comcast’s Arbitration Bid In Collusion Row

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs in class action litigation over alleged collusion between major sports leagues and pay-TV providers on Wednesday blasted a bid by Comcast Corp. to force the case into arbitration, calling it “absurd” and a “distraction.”

The filing came in two linked cases that accuse the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Comcast Corp. and DirecTV of creating monopolies in television and internet broadcasting through various anti-competitive means, which allegedly allowed them to charge supracompetive prices.

Last month, Comcast said the U.S. Supreme Court's recent American Express...
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