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Byron Allen's Advertising-Discrimination Suit Against McDonald’s Is Dismissed

Byron Allen performs during the virtual Byron Allen’s Feeding America Comedy Festival in 2020.
Byron Allen performs during the virtual Byron Allen’s Feeding America Comedy Festival in 2020.Source: Getty Images
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A judge threw out media mogul Byron Allen’s lawsuit against McDonald’s Corp. but left the door open for him to file an amended complaint if he can better back up his claims of discrimination.

Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks Inc. sued McDonald’s in May, claiming the fast-food giant discriminates against Black-owned TV networks like his Weather Channel, spending its advertising money with White-owned stations. The suit, which seeks $10 billion in damages, is part of a campaign by Allen to correct what he says is long-running bias against Black-owned businesses.