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Pacific Bell defends federal antitrust class action suit alleging refusal-to-deal liability related to DSL service

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Pacific Bell (now AT&T Inc.) was represented by Jones Day in connection with a federal antitrust class action suit alleging refusal-to-deal liability related to DSL service. Purchasers of DSL service from Pacific Bell claimed that Pacific Bell monopolized the market for DSL service by refusing to deal on adequate terms with competing carriers as required by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. We obtained summary judgment in the district court, and the Ninth Circuit affirmed that ruling on appeal. Pacific Bell later obtained summary judgment on the remaining claims in both federal, see Stein v. Pacific Bell, 2007 WL 831750 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 19, 2007) and state court, see Stein v. Pacific Bell, No. CGC-04-430129 (S.F. Super. Ct. Oct. 9, 2007).

Stein v. Pacific Bell, No. C-00-2915-SI (N.D. Cal. April 19, 2004), appealed, No. 04-16201 WL 751812 (9th Cir. Mar. 22, 2006)

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