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Mobilicity backers’ case against government can proceed: report

telecom | 03/09/2015 9:00 pm EDT

The $1.2-billion lawsuit launched against the federal government by original backers of Mobilicity can proceed, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled Friday, according to a report in the Globe and Mail. The case was launched in September by New York-based investment firm Quadrangle Group LLC and John Bitove's Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Investments Inc., who claimed the government lured Mobilicity into Canada's wireless market with promises that were later reneged upon, such as that spectrum from the 2008 AWS auction would be allowed to be sold to wireless incumbents after a five-year moratorium expired. The decision to let the suit proceed comes after the government...

Court dismisses Amdocs case against Mobilicity

telecom | 10/06/2014 9:24 pm EDT

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled against a supplier that was seeking millions of dollars in payment from Mobilicity, which has been in bankruptcy protection for more than a year. Amdocs Inc., a Missouri-based provider of licensed billing, customer care, ordering and operational-support system products, appeared in court last Thursday arguing the struggling wireless provider should pay it almost $2.9 million. Regarding the $1.8 million in implementation fees Amdocs was seeking, the decision from Judge Frank Newbould issued Monday said it was invalid because "Amdocs is...