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Judge approves settlement of $875M class-action suit against Comcast

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.

Comcast responds to hotspot suit: It doesn't hurt you, and you can easily turn it off

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.

Comcast sued for turning residential routers into hotspots

Two Northern California residents have launched a class action suit in a San Francisco federal court against Comcast, claiming the cable company's shared Wi-Fi routers use too much electrical power, violate their privacy and slow their network.

DirecTV finally reveals details about Al Jazeera suit: It wants news channel off its program guide

DirecTV sued Al Jazeera America in July to terminate its carriage agreement with the cable news network, claiming the channel's programming is not what it signed up for.

Cablevision's Dolan accused of union-busting by NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board has charged Cablevision CEO James Dolan with threatening to withhold pay raises to his company's Brooklyn tech workers unless they voted to quit their union.

Comcast settles 11-year-old, $875M class-action suit for $16.7M and some free VOD movies

After 11 years of failed settlement attempts and legal arguments that reached U.S. Supreme Court, a class-action group of Philadelphia-area cable subscribers will get only a small fraction of the $875 million they had originally sought from Comcast.

Dish ordered to pay $22,500 for collection call mishap

A West Virginia federal court has ordered Dish Network to pay $22,500 to a Charleston man who accused the satellite operator of calling him 31 times to collect a debt for services he never had.

DirecTV techs file 24 labor complaints in last 7 days, report says

Employees of companies that perform technical work for DirecTV have filed two dozen federal lawsuits in the last seven days, arguing that they should treated as employees of the satellite operator.

Dish 'Primetime Anytime' doesn't infringe on broadcasters, judge tentatively rules

A federal judge has issued a key tentative decision in favor of Dish Network in its court battle with Fox, ruling that the pay-TV operator's "Primetime Anytime" DVR feature does not infringe on the programmer's copyright.

Comcast wins $7.5M damage award in patent suit against Sprint

Comcast won a $7.5 million award against Sprintafter a jury agreed that the wireless company violated Comcast's patents for VoIP and other telecommunications technologies. FierceWireless has the complete story here.