Pa. Justices Say County Can't Sue Telecoms For 911 Fees

By Anne Cullen (April 26, 2019, 4:24 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania county will have to rely on the state's emergency management agency to make sure phone service providers collect emergency service funds and turn them over to county treasurers, Pennsylvania's highest court ruled Friday, finding the courts can't force the telecom providers to pay up.

The justices unanimously shut down Butler County's suit alleging a slew of telephone companies — including Comcast Corp., AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. — are shirking their duty to support the county's emergency call services with monthly fees levied on customers.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is tasked with enforcing that scheme under the...

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