Court lim­its race-bias law­suits in Com­cast case

The Kansas City Star - - News - — LOS AN­GE­LES TIMES

The Supreme Court put new lim­its on race-bias law­suits Mon­day, deal­ing a set­back to TV pro­ducer By­ron Allen, who main­tained Com­cast re­fused to carry his chan­nels be­cause he is black. Allen, who owns En­ter­tain­ment Stu­dios Net­work, ini­tially ne­go­ti­ated with Com­cast but later sued when it failed to pick up any of his pro­grams.

Courts dis­agreed on whether Allen needed clear proof of racial dis­crim­i­na­tion to carry on his suit. The jus­tices, in a unan­i­mous rul­ing, sent the case back to the 9th Cir­cuit in Cal­i­for­nia to weigh whether Allen has enough proof of racial bias to con­tinue his suit.

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