St. Louis woman sues cable company for boxing match outage
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis woman is suing a cable company for failing to televise the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Anna Ralphs filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Charter Communications, alleging breach of contract and seeking class-action status. Ralphs says she was one of thousands of Charter pay-per-view customers in St. Louis who missed the fights leading up to the championship bout and much of the main event because of a cable outage on Saturday.
Many cable and satellite systems were overwhelmed by the amount of pay-per-view orders.
Charter declined to comment, saying that it does not comment on pending legal issues.
On Sunday, Charter representatives told customers who called the company's help line that refunds would be issued for those affected by the outage.