6th Circ. Renews TV, Internet Tying Claim Against Developer

Law360, New York (October 31, 2017, 4:19 PM EDT) -- A split Sixth Circuit on Monday revived antitrust claims from a proposed class of Tennessee homeowners alleging their neighborhood’s developers used their market power to force residents to pay a tiny technology company for television and internet access.

The panel said residents of centrally planned communities in Thompson’s Station, a small town in Williamson County, could file an amended complaint against developer Carbine and Associates, internet service provider Crystal Clear Technologies and several neighborhood associations who contracted with Crystal Clear. The Circuit ruled that the lower...
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