Comcast Can't Arbitrate All Sports Fans' Antitrust Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (November 25, 2013, 8:19 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Monday forced arbitration for three Comcast Corp. customers in a putative class action alleging collusion between major sports leagues and pay-TV providers, but denied Comcast's requests to arbitrate the claims of five others.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled Comcast’s customer agreement mandates arbitration of disputes over the validity of the arbitration provision in the customer agreement, requiring that some of the customers go before an arbitrator. But the judge held that Comcast could not invoke DirectTV LLC’s arbitration clause...
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