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Media mogul Byron Allen will finally have his $20 billion fight against Comcast heard by the Supreme Court today. The CEO of Entertainment Studios is suing the massive company for not distributing his networks, claiming racial discrimination as a factor. The court will now decide the threshold for a racial discrimination claim. They could take Comcast’s side by asserting that the plaintiff must meet a “but for” standard to file a valid discrimination claim, or in other words, he must prove that Comcast discriminated against him 100 percent because he is Black. On the other hand, the court could take Allen’s side, in which the plaintiff only has to prove that race was a motivating factor in Comcast’s decision. So in other words, Comcast can’t absolve themselves from the case by simply claiming that it had business reasons for rejecting Allen’s channels.