Donovan Searles co-wrote a friend of the court brief in this consumer case against Comcast relating to cable box charges. The brief argues, among other things, that the use of fine-print arbitration clauses that purport to ban class actions in consumer agreements is unfair and unconscionable. The economic reality is that cable consumers cannot challenge unfair fees charged by cable companies and others by any means other than a class action. The costs of such cases far outweigh the likely benefits to any one consumer, though the aggregate revenues to the companies imposing the charges are substantial. Donovan Searles filed the brief on behalf of the National Consumer Law Center, the National Association of Consumer Advocates and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. On December 1, 2006, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a decision striking the class action ban from Comcast’s arbitration clause, finding it was unconscionable. A copy of the decision is referenced below.