A federal judge has certified a class action antitrust suit against cable television giant Comcast Corp. that alleges the company set out to establish monopolies in the Philadelphia and Chicago markets and then increase prices once it had eliminated all the competition.

In his 37-page opinion in Behrend v. Comcast Corp., U.S. District Judge John R. Padova certified a class of Comcast subscribers in the 16-county Philadelphia metropolitan area, including six Pennsylvania counties, two Delaware counties and eight New Jersey counties.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]