Judge Denies Nielsen’s Motion to Dismiss Sunbeam Suit

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

Sunbeam Television‘s lawsuit against Nielsen Media Research, filed in April 2009 and alleging that Nielsen had a monopoly and grossly undercounted viewership, has survived an effort by Nielsen to have the suit dismissed. Judge Paul C. Huck of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has ordered Nielsen to file “an answer to the second amended complaint” by March 25.

Sunbeam is suing Nielsen for violation of the federal and state antitrust laws, violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and breach of contract. The court had rejected another Nielsen motion to dismiss earlier this year.


Sunbeam owns WSVN Miami and WHDH-WLVI Boston. More…