Do you ever find yourself in a state of saying, “That’s not fair!” or bickering with a house mate or sibling over what to watch on television? You aren’t alone—and if you are a Cablevision customer a lot of unfairness has been flying under the radar. However, the injustice is coming to an end.
On September 12, 2016, the Court held a public Final Fairness Hearing in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. This isn’t about custody of a remote control, no unfortunately this is about consumers claiming that Cablevision business practices resulted in subscribers paying higher prices. This settlement is applicable to not one consumer but all New Jersey consumers for Cablevision’s cable TV set-top boxes.
The settlement will offer credits for services or if the customer prefers, a one-time bill credit to current Cablevision subscribers. Visit the settlement’s website for more details about benefit distribution.
Though there are exceptions in this settlement, as of right now, the settlement includes customers in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York who subscribed to Cablevision and were ultimately charged a monthly fee to lease a Set-Top Box at any time from April 30, 2004 to March 9, 2016. Make sure to read the settlement website carefully as your legal rights are affected even if you do not act. Though this settlement has yet to be approved and finalized, details for disbursement have been listed online and will be consistent with the settlement.