Comcast $15.5M Antitrust Deal Gets Tentative Approval

By Bryan Koenig (September 5, 2018, 7:53 PM EDT) -- Comcast and a group of subscribers won preliminary approval Wednesday from a Pennsylvania federal judge who signed off on their years-old $15.5 million deal resolving an antitrust class action over tying premium subscriptions to cable box rentals, with payouts largely limited to customers who opted out of an arbitration clause.

U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody's preliminary settlement approval and preliminary class certification is a long time coming for a series of individual lawsuits first filed in 2008 and consolidated into the instant multidistrict litigation a year later. Even the $15.5 million settlement itself has been held up for years thanks...

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