Court limits race-bias lawsuits in Comcast case
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.