Charter Can't Dodge $10B Racism Suit Despite Comcast Win

Law360, Los Angeles (October 24, 2016, 11:28 PM EDT) -- A California judge Monday rejected a bid by Charter Communications Inc. to ditch a $10 billion suit alleging it blocks black-owned companies' access to cable networks, noting a similar suit Comcast recently got tossed didn't have alleged "arguably racist" statements from two company officials.

In a footnote within his 18-page ruling, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu states that Charter directed the court to review an Oct. 5 decision by another California federal judge who dismissed a similar racial discrimination suit filed against Comcast by the plaintiffs in their case, television producer Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Network and the National Association...

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