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class action lawsuit filed against time warner cable for lakers dodgers fee!


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#1 OFFLINE   celticpride

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

The fierce cable website is reporting of a class action lawsuit against time warner cable for charging customers of directv, verizon and charter an extra fee for the lakers and dodgers games because of TWCS new tv contract with those sports teams .customers are mad for having to pay an exra fee (in  my case i think its $2.00 with verizon) and i dont even watch laker or dodger games.



#2 ONLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:42 PM

Well since that$2 fee is only for the Lakers channel and another will likely pop up if the Dodgers get picked up that should be funny to see. They don't have a legal leg to stand on IMHO but should be interesting To see.

#3 OFFLINE   trainman

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:22 PM

Great, except customers of the non-TWC providers aren't being charged by Time Warner Cable (they're being charged by their providers), and the charge on my DirecTV bill is listed as "Regional Sports Fee," no mention of TWC SportsNet, Lakers, or Dodgers (and DirecTV charges that same fee in other regions of the country as well; not sure how Verizon and Charter handle things).

Assuming this lawsuit has been reported accurately by the thread starter, there's no way it survives 10 minutes in the same courtroom as TWC's lawyers.

Edited by trainman, 19 June 2013 - 05:22 PM.

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#4 ONLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:48 PM

The report in the Hollywood Reporter esq. here;

 

http://www.hollywood...d-lakers-570770

 

And a copy of the entire formal complaint filed with LA Superior Court here;

 

http://www.hollywood...ds/bc512259.pdf

 

Definitely not for me, but for those that like a lot of reading and weeding through legalese ... 


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#5 OFFLINE   wingrider01

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:05 AM

Another payday for the crass action lawyers. Arnold S. said it right in Red Heat when it comes to lawyers






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