The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit gives green light to antitrust action against giant cablem provider (Comcast)

Experts Can Turn Tide in Class Certification—Federal judge gives green light to antitrust action against Comcast* A federal judge recently dealt another substantial and costly blow to Comcast in Behrend v. Comcast Corp., an antitrust lawsuit against the giant Philadelphia-based cable provider. Federal Eastern District Judge John R. Padova last month granted the plaintiffs’ second motion for class certification, which he considered as a motion for reconsideration of his previous orders, over the numerous objections of counsel for Comcast. In certifying the class, Padova concluded that the plaintiffs had satisfied the test set by the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals last year in In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation. Padova first certified a class action antitrust lawsuit

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  • BakerHostetler (Philadelphia)
  • DLA Piper (Philadelphia)

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Carl W. Hittinger, John D. Huh, The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit gives green light to antitrust action against giant cablem provider (Comcast), 7 January 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin US Private Enforcement, Art. N° 59664

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