New York state Attorney General Barbara Underwood is describing a court's ruling in an ongoing lawsuit against Charter-Spectrum as a "victory."

Underwood's office Thursday issued a statement following a decision by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court rejecting a motion by Charter Communications.

The owner of Spectrum Cable had sought a dismissal of the Attorney General's lawsuit.

Underwood said the court "fully rejects" the company's motion, affirming a February victory when the state Supreme Court rejected the Charter request.

The attorney general said the latest court decision affirms the principle that her office "can continue to protect consumers from fraud by their internet service providers." She said the office will hold Charter and its predecessor Time Warner Cable accountable for promising "internet speeds they could not deliver."

The New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman initiated the lawsuit against Charter-Spectrum last year.

Charter Communications issued this statement in response to Underwood's remarks:

We will continue to defend vigorously against these allegations. We have no further comment at this time.

This story was updated to include the comment provided by Charter Communications.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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