YES sues TW Cable over fees


NEW YORK -- The Yankees Entertainment Sports Network (YES) has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Time Warner Cable, claiming it underpaid the network by more than $1.5 million.

In a six-page summons and complaint filed  Wednesday in New York State Supreme Court, the sports and entertainment network alleges that Time Warner Cable had "miscalculated the licensing fees due YES under an Affiliation Agreement" since Feb. 1, 2005.

YES said the agreement in question was dated March 20, 2002, and amended on April 6, 2005.

According to the lawsuit, YES alleges that Time Warner Cable "continues to underpay YES in an amount to be proven at trial but believed to now exceed $1.5 million  ...  and increasing every month."

YES is also seeking compensatory damages and pre-judgment interest and an amount to be determined to reimburse the network for all its expenses.

Time Warner Cable declined to comment.