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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Of "Must-Carry" Rule

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Supreme Court has declined to take up a challenge from cable television operators to the 18-year-old requirement that they carry local broadcast stations on their systems. The justices rejected an appeal Monday from Cablevision Systems Corp. The court upheld a federal "must...

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...

Viacom, Cablevision Settle Lawsuit Over iPad TV App

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Cablevision Systems Corp. and Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV and other cable TV channels, have settled a lawsuit over software that lets subscribers view Viacom channels and individual shows on demand on their iPads. Viacom had sought millions of dollars in damages and an injunction...

Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Major League Baseball Over Live Game Videos

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Four baseball fans filed a putative class action in federal court in New York on May 9 against Major League Baseball Enterprises Inc. (MLB), several MLB member clubs and several cable and Internet providers, alleging that live-game video offerings violate antitrust laws ( Fernanda...

High Court Hears Oral Arguments In Antitrust Class Certification Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 5 heard oral arguments on "[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...