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So Long, Twombly, We Hardly Knew You

When the Supreme Court recently dismissed a consumers telecom antitrust suit, judges also disappointed industry insiders who hoped suspected Bell collusion would be brought to light. The Bell Atlantic v. Twombly case didnt promise to directly affect entities such as CLECs unless judges agreed the arguments had merit. All along, however, the likelihood of justices […]

Supreme Court Dismisses Twombly Suit

Citing a lack of specifics, the Supreme Court has dismissed what stood to be the most important antitrust case in 20 years. Judges on Monday voted 7-2 to reject the Bell Atlantic (Verizon Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp.) v. Twombly suit. In a memo to clients, lawyers for […]

Vonage Asks Appeals Court to Throw Out Verizon Case

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling in a major patent case, Vonage Holdings Corp. asked to have the patent infringement case against it thrown out. On Monday, Supreme Court judges issued a decision in the patent law case KSR v. Teleflex that has been pending for several years. Essentially, the judges […]

Twombly Case Not Just Telecom Antitrust Suit

The case many experts call the most important antitrust suit in 20 years would, if decided in favor of the plaintiff, impact industries across the board, far beyond telecom. That is the contention of industry watchers keeping an eye on the Bell Atlantic (Verizon Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth […]

Bush Nominates Tate for FCC Seat

President Bush said today he will nominate Republican Tennessee regulatory commissioner Deborah Tate to fill the FCC seat that has remained empty since March. A number of events including hurricanes in the Southeast, the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor have caused the […]

Telcos Likely to Seek Broadband Deregulation

In a victory for the cable TV industry seeking deregulation of their DSL networks, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an FCC ruling that frees cable operators from requirements to open their broadband lines to other Internet service providers. The high court ruled in late June that the FCC had the right to treat cable […]

Round Table

ON THE SUPREME COURTS RULING TO UPHOLD THE FCCS TREATMENT OF CABLE MODEM SERVICE, DEALING A VICTORY TO THE CABLE INDUSTRY AND REGIONAL PHONE COMPANIES SEEKING DEREGULATION OF THEIR DSL NETWORKS. This decision provides much-needed regulatory clarity and a framework for broadband that can be applied to all providers.We can now move forward quickly to […]

Supreme Court Ruling Victory for Cable Industry, Phone Giants

In a victory Monday for the cable TV industry and four regional phone companies seeking deregulation of their DSL networks, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an FCC ruling that frees cable operators from requirements to open their broadband lines to other Internet service providers. The high court ruled that the FCC had the right to […]

There’s Got to Be Another Way

While the telecom industry justly is focused on responding to the blow dealt it in March when a federal appeals court overturned the FCC’s Triennial Review Order, the cable industry is reeling from a similar hit. A federal appeals court in April declined to review a ruling that found the FCC had improperly lumped cable-modem […]

Supreme Court Set to Decide on Review of Antitrust Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide soon whether or not to review an appeals court ruling that already has paved the way for widespread antitrust litigation against the Baby Bells. The nation’s highest court, which is inundated with thousands of petitions every year to review appellate court decisions, could decide as early as […]

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