Judge: Cablevision lying about Verizon lying

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I know what you’re thinking: Aren’t all advertisements, except for those you’ll see on this website, lies of one sort or another? … A judge in New York says there are matters of degree.

From a Reuters story:

A U.S. judge has ordered Cablevision to stop running advertisements accusing rival Verizon of lying about having the fastest wireless network.

The ruling on Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Brown … comes days after he ruled against Cablevision's own bid to block Verizon from advertising that it had the "fastest WiFi available" for misleading consumers.

Brown said his ruling on Friday meant that Verizon was not lying to the public by claiming its FiOS fiber optic network provides the fastest WiFi.

So in one New York courtroom we have a judge holding forth on the air pressure in footballs, and in another we have a second one calling out Cablevision for illegally blowing hot air.

The wheels of justice grind slowly in part because the gears get clogged with nonsense.

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