Detroit Wins Major Cable Lawsuit, League’s Legal Defense Fund Involved

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Dene Westbrook


DETROIT, Michigan – A recent federal court decision regarding cable television regulation is a major victory for Detroit and possibly for many other Michigan communities down the road.

U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson ruled on July 10 that the law regulating uniform franchising of cable television can be interpreted to allow local governments to deny a request for approval of a video/cable television franchise renewal.

Read the full press release about it. View the court decision.

Mat Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at [email protected] and (734) 669-6317.

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