Antitrust NewsWatch: Judge lets Jets lawsuit proceed accusing Cablevision of antitrust actions | Newsday.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Judge lets Jets lawsuit proceed accusing Cablevision of antitrust actions | Newsday.com

"NEW YORK - A judge Tuesday let the New York Jets proceed with an antitrust lawsuit alleging Madison Square Garden's owner tried to sabotage the city's chance to host the Olympics in order to protect its control of major sports and entertainment events. The Jets have "adequately alleged that Cablevision's bid constituted a sham" to stop the Jets from constructing a sports and convention center on the rail yard site, Baer wrote. The lawsuit does not allege that Cablevision succeeded in blocking the stadium plans with its bid but charges that the attempt alone violated antitrust laws. U.S. District Judge Harold Baer said that questions about Cablevision Systems Corp.'s unsolicited bid to buy the West Side rail yards were substantial enough to be decided at trial."
Newsday.com: Judge lets Jets lawsuit proceed accusing Cablevision of antitrust actions