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Deadline Hollywood: Sports TV Class Action Against Comcast, DirecTV, MLB & NHL Still In Play

Dec 5, 2012

Dominic Patten writes in today’s Deadline Hollywood on how Major League Baseball, the NHL, Comcast and DirecTV failed in their team effort to get an antitrust class action suit against them dismissed in a New York District Court.

“Plaintiffs have plausibly alleged that the NHL and MLB have used their monopoly power to restrict the broadcast of television programming in a manner that harms competition,” said the ruling from U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin.

The plaintiffs are represented by Michael Buchman of Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross as well as Edward Diver, Howard Langer and Peter Leckman of Langer Grogan & Diver PC. Several New York law firms represent the defendants.