WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court ruling in favor of a black media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast alleging racial discrimination.
The justices agreed unanimously Monday an appeals court applied the wrong legal standard in allowing business owner Byron Allen’s $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast to go forward.
Allen has a $10 billion lawsuit against Charter Communications that the justices' decision also affects.
Philadelphia-based Comcast says it's pleased with the court's decision.
Comcast has said it declined to carry Allen's television channels because the programming isn’t very good.
Allen’s Los Angeles-based Entertainment Studios has several networks including Cars.tv and Comedy.tv.
Allen also owns The Weather Channel.