Legal


  • TLG Hosts Agent Contract Discussions at Channel Partners Expo
    Technology Law Group (TLG) is hosting discussions exclusively for agents on agent-carrier issues, such as agent agreements, terminations, commissions and litigation, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, March 1-3, in Las Vegas.Four 45-minute sessions will be held ...More
    February 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • BlackBerry Bests Motorola in Patent Brouhaha
    Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, has beaten Motorola in a dispute over patent infringement.A British court has ruled that RIM did not infringe on a Motorola patent pertaining to e-mail – the same patent that Motorola is challenging with the International ...More
    February 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Maine ISP: FairPoint Overcharges for Leased Lines
    A Maine phone company is asking that state’s public utilities commission to look into bankrupt FairPoint Communications’ business practices. Great Works Internet insisted in a petition filed last week that FairPoint overbills for the high-speed, high-capacity ...More
    January 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • Evergreen Clauses: Are They Enforceable?
    From an agent’s perspective, including evergreen clauses, which ensure continuing commission payments for the life of the customer, in its agreements with carriers and master agents seems like a good idea. But are they enforceable? As with most legal issues, that ...More
    January 19, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • AT&T Sued Over Mobile Internet Sales Tax
    More than a dozen lawsuits have been filed this week nationwide against AT&T over a 6 percent mobile Internet sales tax that the plaintiffs say is against the law.One such suit has been filed in Connecticut, where sales taxes on telecom services are allowed, but a ...More
    January 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • Kodak: iPhone, BlackBerry Infringe on Patents
    Kodak has filed a lawsuit against Research in Motion and Apple, arguing that iPhones and BlackBerrys that come equipped with cameras infringe on company patents relating to digital imaging technology.That suit was filed Thursday with the International Trade Commission. Two ...More
    January 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • FBI: ISP Tried to Scam $15M Out of AT&T, XO, Others
    The FBI has arrested and charged the owner of Core IP Networks, a Dallas-based ISP, with conspiracy to commit fraud.The feds say Matthew Simpson, 25, of Red Oak, Texas, was part of a 19-person ring that planned to scam AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., XO ...More
    January 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • MetTel Wins Appeal of KeaneTel Partial Judgment
    A partial summary judgment awarded to master agent KeaneTel, Atco, N.J., against New York-based MetTel (Metropolitan Telecommunications) was, on appeal, vacated Nov. 9, 2009, by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, as premature, according to a ...More
    January 11, 2010 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Retirees Sue Verizon for Alleged Lost Benefits
    Three ex-Verizon employees are going after the phone giant in court for rolling their retirement benefits under the control of another company.The plaintiffs say their benefits were transferred to Idearc Inc., a Yellow Pages publisher, when it spun off from Verizon more ...More
    January 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • D.C. to AT&T: Those Minutes Are Still Good!
    2009 was a busy year for AT&T lawyers, and 2010 is getting off to an equally busy start.Washington D.C.’s attorney general is going after the phone giant to recover any money customers have left on the company’s prepaid calling cards – but it ...More
    January 4, 2010 Posted in News