Black-Owned TV Firm Can Update $10B Charter Race Bias Suit

By Bryan Koenig (August 30, 2016, 3:28 PM EDT) -- An African-American-owned TV production firm can tack on two specific instances of alleged racial animus to its $10 billion suit alleging Charter blocks African-American companies' access to cable networks, after a California federal court Monday rejected arguments that the lawsuit is a "scam."

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu permitted Entertainment Studios Networks Inc. and the National Association of African-American Owned Media to amend their lawsuit alleging Charter Communications Inc. refuses to carry ESN's programs because Charter CEO Tom Rutledge "is a blatant racist." Arguments of a lack of proffered evidence and contentions that ESN targets companies when seeking government merger...

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