Supreme Court Sides With Comcast in Racism Lawsuit

Nicole Rojas
Mar 25, 2020 - 1:20

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to media mogul Byron Allen on March 23, when it returned his racial bias lawsuit against cable giant Comcast back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The $20 billion lawsuit accused Comcast of discriminating against Black-owned channels. 

Allen, who owns The Weather Channel and a number of other channels under Entertainment Studios Networks (ESN), claimed in his 2015 lawsuit that Comcast refused to carry his channels due to racial discrimination. The lawsuit made claims under the post-Civil War law called the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which prohibits racial discrimination in business contracts. 

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