9th Circ. Sides With AT&T, Verizon In MMS Antitrust Suit
By Jeff Sistrunk
Law360, Los Angeles (April 17, 2014, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of a group of multimedia content owners and producers' putative antitrust class action alleging AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Verizon Wireless and others conspired to allow copyright-infringing multimedia messaging, saying the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring suit.
In a brief opinion, a three-judge panel upheld U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson's ruling dismissing the suit, which accused AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Spectrum LP, T-Mobile USA Inc. and TracFone Wireless Inc. of committing antitrust violations by conspiring to...