If you were a Comcast customer between January 1st, 2005 and September 5th, 2018 and live in California, Washington, or West Virginia you may be eligible to get a refund or credit. In total Comcast will be paying out $15.5 million in refunds and credits to customers affected. To get this refund you have to act by the end of August 2019 or you may miss out.
Now, this lawsuit was not decided in favor of Comcast or the Plaintiffs but both sides agreed to settle the case to avoid “the cost and risk of a trial.” The good news for those affected is you could be eligible for a refund.
Here is how the lawsuit is described on the lawyer’s website.
The lawsuit claims that Comcast dominates the market for Premium Cable in the areas in which it operates and abuses its power by requiring consumers, as a condition of purchasing its Premium Cable services, to use and to rent the Set-Top Boxes that it distributes. The lawsuit further claims that by tying the sale of Premium Cable to the rental of its Set-Top Boxes, Comcast has substantially restricted competition in the market for the rental of Set-Top Boxes, enabling Comcast to reap supra-competitive profits from Class Members and producing significant adverse effects on interstate commerce.
Here is how to know if you are eligible for the refund:
- Resided in and subscribed to Premium Cable in California, Washington, or West Virginia during the Class Period; or
- Subscribed to Premium Cable in any state in the United States during the Class Period and elected to opt out of Comcast’s arbitration clause as reflected in Comcast’s records;
Are you not sure if you are included?
If you are not sure whether you are in the Settlement Class, or have any other questions about the Settlement, call the toll free number at 1-888-748-8055. You may also write with questions to Comcast Set-Top Box Settlement, P.O. Box 6006, Portland, OR 97228-6006 or send an email to [email protected].
If you want to learn more about this lawsuit and how to claim your money if you are affected visited settopboxsettlement.com to learn more.
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