Comcast Slams $20B Racial Bias Suit As 'Publicity Stunt'

Law360, Washington (October 22, 2015, 5:02 PM EDT) -- Comcast asked a California federal judge Wednesday to toss a $20 billion lawsuit accusing the company of discriminating against black-owned media companies, saying an updated complaint still contains no facts to support wide-ranging conspiracy claims.

Comcast Corp. said the new complaint filed by Entertainment Studios Networks Inc. and its advocacy group, the National Association of African American Owned Media, amended after the court dismissed the original complaint, does not fix the flaws of the first with new facts to prove an implausible and offensive theory. ESN and NAAAOM filed the February lawsuit against Comcast and Time Warner Cable but dropped Time Warner...

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