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Class Certification Sought in Class Action Over Cable Boxes Filed Against Comcast

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 by Steve Larson

On February 3, 2017, two consumers filed a motion for class certification in Florida federal court against telecommunications company, Comcast. The plaintiffs allege that charging customers a “leasing fee” for cable box modems that the customers already own unjustly enriches Comcast and violates the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

The motion for class certification states that the class would be wide reaching, including thousands of irate Comcast customers. Read more…

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Like Comcast, Google Fiber is including class action waivers in its customer agreements

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016 by Steve Larson

fine printGoogle Fiber has added new terms to its customer agreements.  Like other large Internet service providers, customers who want to sue Google Fiber must now instead submit to arbitration.  The Google Fiber terms were updated last week with a note that they now “require the use of binding arbitration to resolve disputes rather than jury trials or class actions.” Read more…

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Comcast agrees to settle long running class action case

Posted on: November 7th, 2014 by Keith Dubanevich

comcastComcast has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a decade-old class action case.  If approved, the settlement will resolve allegations that Comcast illegally “swapped” customers in five Pennsylvania counties with cable companies in other geographic markets.  Read more…

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BP judge extends U.S. Supreme Court holding in Comcast

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by Steve Larson

High cost of oilA Texas federal judge denied class certification for investors facing losses in the aftermath of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in 2010, after determining that the investors’ damages calculation was too murky to earn certification in light of a recently bolstered standard from the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison ruled that the event study used to calculate the damages the investors — led by Robert Ludlow along with pension funds in New York and Ohio — proposed was not sufficient to prove that damages could be fairly applied to all members of the proposed classes. Read more…

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