Set-Top Suit Tossed

Farrell, Mike
January 2008
Multichannel News;1/21/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p8
This article reports that the U.S. Supreme Court in January 2008 upheld a lower court decision in dismissing a lawsuit against set-top providers Scientific Atlanta and Motorola, stemming from the 2000 accounting fraud by executives at Charter Communications. The case focused around the ability for shareholders to sue third parties involved in fraud.


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