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Old 05-07-2015, 10:35 PM
Location: Mass
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Comcast Corp. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it engaged in business practices that resulted in subscribers paying higher prices for cable television services in the Pennsylvania area. If you subscribed to Comcast cable TV services in the Philadelphia area between 2003 and 2008 (or if you are a current Comcast subscriber), you may be eligible for benefits from the class action settlement.
The Comcast class action lawsuit was initially filed in 2003, and alleged that Comcast unlawfully monopolized the Philadelphia television services market. Comcast has vigorously fought the class action lawsuit and appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010. In its Comcast v. Behrend decision, the Supreme Court determined that certification of the Class was inappropriate because the plaintiff had not established that the proposed Class Members had enough in common.
Subsequently, plaintiff Stanford Glaberson filed an amended Comcast class action lawsuit that was limited to Comcast subscribers in the Philadelphia area. Comcast denies the allegations but agreed to settle the class action lawsuit to avoid the cost and risk of a trial. The Comcast class action settlement was preliminarily approved on Dec. 12, 2014.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Comcast class action settlement include all cable television customers who currently subscribe or previously subscribed at any time from Jan. 1, 2003 to Dec. 31, 2008 to cable TV services (above and beyond basic cable) from Comcast or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. The services must have been provided in one of the following Pennsylvania counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia.

Potential Award

Former Comcast subscribers are eligible to receive a payment of $15 from the class action settlement.
Current Comcast subscribers can file a claim for one of the following benefits:
  • A one-time credit of $15 off your Comcast bill;
  • Six free pay-per-view movies (an estimated $35.94 value);
  • Two free months of The Movie Channel (an estimated $43.90 value); or
  • Xfinity high speed Internet service subscribers may elect to receive four months free upgrade in Internet service from Performance Level to Blast! service (an estimated $40 value), or one free month upgrade from Blast! service to Extreme 105 service (an estimated $38 value).
Proof of Purchase

When filing a claim, Class Members must provide the address at which they receive(d) Comcast services and attest under the penalty of perjury that they qualify as an eligible Class Member of the Comcast class action settlement.
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