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ASK THE LAWYER 1:30 PM August 1, 2012 Michael J. Watza.

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1 ASK THE LAWYER 1:30 PM August 1, 2012 Michael J. Watza

2 Detroit v Comcast Key Points 1. Municipalities have authority to challenge the Michigan Uniform Video Services Act 2006 PA 480, 2. That the modification language of the Michigan Act which cable companies have said immediately altered your existing franchises in 2007 is wrong and preempted by federal law, 3. Based upon the position taken by the Michigan Attorney General, Municipalities may refuse a renewal via a uniform agreement and negotiate mutually acceptable terms. 4. The Court also suggests in its opinion that PA 480s reduction of enforceable customer service standards and the severely watered down anti-discrimination provisions may violate the Federal Act as well. ********** Visit our Chicago Office 70 West Madison, Suite 2080 Chicago, IL 60602-4252 Phone: (312) 332-7901 Fax: (312) 332-7903 Visit us at our Chicago Office 70 West Madison, Suite 2080 Chicago, IL 60602-4252 Phone: (312) 332-7901 Fax: (312) 332-7903

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