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Comcast, Charter racial discrimination suits headed to trial

November 20, 2018 / Ben Munson

A federal appeals court has denied attempts by Comcast and Charter to dismiss lawsuits filed by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios claiming violations of the Civil Rights Act.The plaintiffs—Entertainment Studios and the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM)—filed the lawsuits after claiming that both Comcast and Charter for years refused to carry any of the Entertainment Studios’ networks, which include Pets.tv, Comedy.tv, Recipe.tv, Cars.tv, Es.tv, Mydestination.tv and Justicecentral.tv.The $20 billion case against Comcast and the $10 billion case against Charter are now cleared to head to court for the trial and discovery process."These two decisions against Comcast and Charter are very significant, unprecedented and historic," said Allen in a statement. "The lack of true economic inclusion for African-Americans will end with me, and these rulings show that I am unwavering in my commitment to achieving this long overdue ...