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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., told constituents Friday he wasn't satisfied with contentions by AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. that their merger would spur competition for better service for consumers, not stifle it, saying he's seen anti-competitive behavior from merged companies before.
A Kentucky family suing the IRS to recover $15 million in alleged tax overpayments and civil tax evasion penalties stemming from the sale of their cable company will argue in court that the penalties are unprecedented given their efforts to conform to the law, according to a trial brief filed in Kentucky federal court Thursday.
Two former sales representatives bringing a proposed class action wage suit against a T-Mobile retailer with more than 250 locations asked an Illinois federal court Friday to force the company to cough up information relevant to their discovery requests and sanction it for dragging its feet on doing so.
A Pennsylvania federal jury on Friday awarded Comcast $1.5 million in damages after finding that Sprint had infringed a patent the company held for text messaging operations.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has told Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., that they both share the goal of ensuring that the internet is open and free, following a request from Franken that Pai enforce and not look to toss current net neutrality rules, according to a letter made public Friday.