Byron Allen v Comcast Corporation and Charter Communications Byron Allen v Comcast Corporation and Charter Communications
Did you know that that Comedian/Business Exec Byron Allen recently had a major case heard by the US Supreme Court? Mr. Allen who is... Byron Allen v Comcast Corporation and Charter Communications

Did you know that that Comedian/Business Exec Byron Allen recently had a
major case heard by the US Supreme Court? Mr. Allen who is the CEO of
the TV production company Entertainment Studios, sued cable giant
Comcast after the company has refused to enter into distribution contract
with Entertainment Studios. Mr. Allen’s lawsuit alleges that Comcast has
discriminate against his company in contracting under section 1981 of the
Civil Rights Act of 1866. Allen first began this legal pursuit in 2015 claiming
his race was a major factor in Comcast decision to not carry channels
produced by Entertainment Studios. Many critics on both sides of this
debate feel that there will be a major loss for whichever side comes up on
the losing end of this case.

The Civil Rights Act of 1866 section 1981 was enacted to protect non-white
people from discriminatory business practices. It is believed that if Comcast
and Charter wins the case it will dismantling those critical protections
provided under the Act of 1866 and in doing so, erase equal opportunity
protections afforded therein. Constitution Scholars have hypnotized that a
win for Comcast it will be much harder for victims of race discrimination to
sue employers, landlords and other businesses.

Although Comcast said that Entertainment Studio’s channels were short-
listed for carriage, the company refused to contract for distribution with
Allen and Entertainment Studios. Comcast claimed that it lacked the
capacity to launch additional channels and thus there was no racial bias in its
decision not to contract with Allen and Entertainment Studios. Other critics
of the case feels the Trump’s administration lending their support and
backing to Comcast may sway the outcome.

The official response from the Supreme Court will not come for several
months.

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