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News | 01/19/2004 5:00 am EST

American consumers limited in lawsuits, Supreme Court rules
The Supreme Court of the United States decided, in the Verizon Communications v. Trinko case, that consumers cannot use American antitrust laws in suits that claim regional telcos are providing substandard service to CLECs. The court also declined to hear appeals of two cases that would have allowed states to increase telecom competition.

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