Comcast Sued Over Response To Florida Emergency Calls

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - (AP) The family of an 81-year-old Florida grandmother who died waiting for paramedics to arrive at her home has filed a lawsuit against Comcast over its handling of her emergency calls. Sidell Reiner was preparing for relatives to arrive at her Boynton Beach home to celebrate Thanksgiving...

N.J. Dwarf Couple Sues Cable Channel For Defamation

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. - (AP) A dwarf couple from southern New Jersey has filed a defamation lawsuit against a cable television channel that used a doctored photo of the pair to spoof reality television shows. Cara and Gibson Reynolds say the sketch which aired in 2009 on E! Entertainment Channel's "Talk...

Court Dismisses Challenges To FCC Internet Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A federal appeals court has dismissed two legal challenges to new Federal Communications Commission regulations that prohibit phone and cable companies from interfering with Internet traffic on their broadband networks. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on...

Supreme Court Will Review Class Certification In Comcast Antitrust Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 25 agreed to decide "[w]hether a district court may certify a class action without resolving whether the plaintiff class has introduced admissible evidence, including expert testimony, to show that the case is susceptible to awarding...

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Class Certification In Antitrust Case Improper

By Joan Grossman WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 27 ruled 5-4 that a district court may not certify a class action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3) without resolving whether the class has introduced admissible evidence, including expert testimony, to...

William A. Ruskin: Comcast May Be A Class Action Game-Changer, But Not In Boston

By William A. Ruskin | In Comcast Corp. v Behrend , 133 S.Ct. 1426 (March 27, 2013) [ enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Court held that the lower court erred in failing to consider flaws in plaintiffs' damages model merely because the damages model would be pertinent...