A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday affirmed a Manhattan district judge’s ruling in favor of Charter Communications in a lawsuit related to advertising produced by Charter after one of its competitors, Windstream Holdings, filed for bankruptcy.

Chief Circuit Judge Debra Ann Livingston and Circuit Judges José Cabranes and Maria Araújo Kahn ruled that doubt existed as to whether Charter’s actions violated the automatic stay attached to Windstream’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.