Verizon sues Time Warner for false advertising

By Justin Mann on April 11, 2008, 5:50 AM
Verizon is none too happy at Time Warner, with a recent series of advertisements by the cable giant leading to a lawsuit. Verizon is taking Time Warner to court, accusing them, among other things, of false advertising. According to Verizon, recent ads placed by Time Warner infer that Verizon’s FIOS service does not include phone, broadband or video service and requires a satellite dish. They also infer that Time Warner’s network is “better”. While the latter part is often a matter of opinion, they might have a leg to stand on with the former.

However, Time Warner isn’t scared. They believe the lawsuit is “without merit”, and will be defending themselves in court against the accusations. In particular, Verizon cites a commercial that started airing in March. Verizon is asking for an injunction to prevent Time Warner from running the ad, as well as for them to run another ad to retract the statements they made.

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thejedislayer said:
Time Warner or Road Runner, is really pissing me off. Not only with their policies with their customers and future plans, but how they'll discredit those just to get your service. Capitalism at work? Yes. The right thing to do, no. Of course, when you're trying to run a business, you don't take morales to a high degree. At least in my opinion.For a few months now, I have seen Verizon time after time, after time prevail and support their customers over corporations, etc. To me, they represent a good ISP that knows the ideals of providing quality service to their customers. So, do I think the courts should rule in favor of Verizon? You bet your pants I do. They don't deserve to be discredited because Time Warner is an *******.
howzz1854 said:
TimeWarner is the worst company, and not just in cable/internet. they people are shady from the day one, look at AOL. they do business in a shady way, jack up the price without advance warning, thinking the customer wouldn't notice, of cource we notice!if it wasn't for the fact that i have no choice in the area where i live, i'd never touch another TimeWarner service/product even with a 6' pole.
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