The Supreme Court appears likely to overturn a lower court ruling in the legal battle between Comcast and media mogul and comedian Byron Allen, the AP reports. The lower court ruled in favor of Allen, who’s suing the cable giant for racial discrimination.
“The justices appeared to be in broad agreement Wednesday that an appeals court applied the wrong legal standard in allowing business owner Byron Allen’s $20 billion suit against Comcast to go forward,” the AP reports. “Allen has a separate $10 billion lawsuit against Charter Communications.”
The report adds: “Allen says the cable companies refuse to carry his television channels because he’s black. The companies say his programming isn’t very good.”
The AP adds: “The issue at the court is whether Allen needs to show in his complaint that race was among the factors in Comcast’s decision not to offer him a contract or whether it was the decisive factor.”
A decision in the case is expected by late June.