Comcast Says Sports Fans Can't Dodge Antitrust Arbitration

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT) -- Comcast Corp. on Friday pushed again to force arbitration in class action litigation over alleged collusion between major sports leagues and pay-TV providers, calling the plaintiffs' claims “sprawling conspiracy theories.”

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 supracompetitive prices.

Comcast has been trying to enforce arbitration clauses that would force out-of-court resolution of all claims...
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