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Supreme Court Ends Baby Bell Antitrust Suit

John Mayson (
Tue, 22 May 2007 08:45:26 -0500,132113-c,legalissues/article.html

"The U.S. Supreme Court Monday said that similar business practices by
local telephone companies did not constitute monopolistic activity, ending
an antitrust lawsuit.

In its opinion on Twombly v. Bell Atlantic Corp.ultimatley means that ,
the Court ruled that although companies may be acting in parallel -- that
is, using seemingly similar business practices or tactics, such as
pricing -- there must be further factual evidence to indicate that they were
actively working to restrict competition."

John Mayson <>
Austin, Texas, USA

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