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Judge Won’t Dismiss Cablevision Suit

8/22/2003 3:41 AM Eastern

A lawsuit by consumers challenging Cablevision Systems Corp.’s anti-piracy
efforts will proceed.

Judge Joanna Seybert of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
New York spurned a motion by the MSO to dismiss the 11-month-old suit earlier
this week.

Seven consumers sued the operator, alleging that its attempts to seek
restitution from suspected signal thieves were tantamount to racketeering.

Cablevision pursued the individuals because company officials found their
names on business lists seized in raids against set-top pirates.

A Cablevision spokesman refused to comment on the suit or on the most recent
ruling.

 

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