FierceCable caught up with Michael Powell, NCTA president & CEO at his Washington, D.C., office on a typically active day. The cable industry organization had just filed a lawsuit against the FCC around the commission's just-passed net neutrality rules, and the U.S. Department of Justice was reportedly about to nix the merger of Powell's biggest constituents, Comcast and Time Warner Cable. FierceCable chatted with the former Republican FCC chairman ahead of the org's upcoming INTX show.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if a class-action suit filed against DirecTV over early-termination charges will be subject to continued litigation or binding arbitration.
A federal judge in Alabama refused to dismiss the personal lawsuit of a woman who claims Cable One worked with advanced advertising company NebuAd to improperly monitor her Internet use back in 2007.
American Cable Association president and CEO Matthew Polka said his trade group is looking into possible litigation against the FCC over its just-codified net neutrality regulations. But the trade group will not partner with any other entities in pursuit of legal recourse.
A group representing African-American media business owners has sued Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Al Sharpton, among others, for drumming up fake support for black-owned media while continuing longstanding discriminatory practices.
A Delaware federal jury has ruled that Comcast owes Sprint $27.6 million for infringing on patents relating to fiber optic delivery.
Cablevision announced Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against Verizon in federal court for the Eastern District of New York, alleging that the telecom made false and misleading claims about the MSO's Wi-Fi service in ads.
Rendering what ultimately amounts to a setback to 21 st Century Fox in licensing negotiations with Dish Network, a federal judge has ruled that Dish's mobile streaming and ad-skipping services do not infringe on broadcast network copyrights.
Putting closure to an $875 million class action suit filed against Comcast 11 years ago, a Philadelphia federal judge approved a settlement that involves a cash payment of around $16.7 million and some free VOD movies for involved customers.
Responding to a class-action suit over its deployment of dual use Wi-Fi gateways to residential customers, Comcast said its home hotspots don't impede network performance or undermine security.