Report: Entertainment Studios Allowed To Update Charter Discrimination Suit

A U.S. District Judge will allow Entertainment Studios to update its $10 billion discrimination lawsuit against Charter, according to Law

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu this past Monday permitted the Byron Allen-owned Entertainment Studios Network to amend its lawsuit filed this past May alleging that Charter has engaged in racial discrimination by not contracting with 100% African-American-owned media.The new complaints involve recent incidents involving Charter CEO Tom Rutledge and former Charter Senior Vice President of Programing Allan Singer, according to the report.

The ruling by Judge Wu gives Entertainment Studios a reprieve from Charter’s attempts to dismiss the original complaint, according to Law

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