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Bryon Allen, Comcast Reach Settlement In Race Bias Suit

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Bryon Allen, Comcast Reach Settlement In Race Bias Suit

Law360 (June 11, 2020, 6:47 PM EDT) — A black-owned production studio whose discrimination suit against Comcast went to the U.S. Supreme Court reached a settlement with the cable company that includes a new content and distribution arrangement to resolve claims it would have carried its channels “but for” racial bias.

Entertainment Studios Networks Inc., a company owned by African American comedian Byron Allen, and Comcast announced Thursday they will withdraw the suit the high court sent back to the Ninth Circuit in March after finding that claims of racial bias in contracting must clear a high bar.

The deal, whose financial terms weren’t disclosed, extends a content agreement…

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