Comcast faces class-action lawsuit over equipment purchase outright

Comcast the well known  provider of internet and cables, faces class action lawsuit at the US District Court for the Eastern District of California in November.

The suite alleges that Comcast’s policies violate the Sherman Anti-Trust Act as well as business and professional codes.

One of the customers Cheryl Corraleio sued Comcast as the company did not provide the option to purchase the unit outright but applied rental fees for the CableCard and sepup box. Corraleio’s believes that the customers are paying more as rental fees than the actual value of the devices.

With this suit Corraleio is seeking compensatory and other damages as well as her attorney fees, court costs and interest.

However, Comcast was eventually granted an extension to respond to the allegations, and the deadline has been changed from December 17th to January 30th.

Source: Slashgear


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