$450 Million Class Action Complaint Filed against Cablevision Systems Corp. for Denying Customers’ Paid Services

The Law Office of Todd J. Krouner has filed a $450,000,000 class action complaint against Cablevision Systems Corp. The complaint was filed on behalf of three million Cablevision customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who have been denied the Fox channels for which they have paid. Gallo v. Cablevision Systems Corp., 10 CIV 08125 (SDNY) was filed on October 26, and alleges that customers have been ignored and deprived of Fox Television’s content since October 16, over a critical time in our nation regarding politics, sports and entertainment.

Cablevision has been preoccupied in a contract dispute with Fox Television’s corporate parent, News Corporation, and has refused to pay them. The class action claim asserts that customers paid for access to specific channels advertised by Cablevision with the expectation that they would be provided full, uninterrupted service, including Fox channels. The suit alleges that Cablevision knew, or reasonably should have known, that it could not supply said service considering the current state of their unresolved contract dispute with News Corp. However, Cablevision proceeded to accept payments from class members for services that they could not provide.

In claiming that customers have been denied restitution for a substantial and material interruption of service, in addition to being denied Fox channel programs that were paid for, the lawsuit also asserts that Cablevision has refused to give customers any rebate for their approximate payment of $150 a month.

Moreover, the complaint seeks damages for class action members based on the consumer fraud statutes of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In seeking injunctive relief, the suit aims to prevent Cablevision from failing to resolve contract disputes in a timely manner with its content providers in order to prevent similar programming blackouts in the future for paying customers.

The Law Office of Todd J. Krouner prides itself in being a litigation boutique focused on excellent client service and providing committed, personal attention. In being dedicated to ensuring that our clients’ rights are protected, we work diligently to obtain successful case outcomes. For more information regarding the Cablevision class action complaint, please send an email to info@krounerlaw.com.