Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.

Comcast working on appeals to racial bias case approval

Though most Florida company owners know that legal claims could be filed against them, they typically still want to do their best to avoid unnecessary proceedings. As a result, if a court gives the go-ahead for a claim against a company to move forward, it is not unusual for that company to look into appeals options. Currently, Comcast is working on such a situation.

It was recently reported that Comcast Corp has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in efforts to have a racial bias case against the company dismissed. The claim came from Byron Allen, who believes that Comcast purposefully did not carry channels from his Entertainment Studios Networks because he is black. The racial discrimination lawsuit had already received approval to proceed by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Comcast indicated that the decision not to carry the channels was rooted in capacity restraints and that racial bias did not play a role. The company believes that the channels offered by Allen's network did not have enough customer demand to warrant carrying the programs. Comcast and Charter, which is facing similar claims from Allen, both consider the claims a scam.

Claims against a company can have the potential to bring serious financial repercussions and other damages to a business. As a result, it may be in some Florida company owners' best interests to consider filing appeals in the event that legal claims are allowed to move forward or if cases have negative outcomes. Gaining information on the possibility of disputing results from legal professionals may allow interested parties to better understand this possible option.

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