FCC Challenger Loses At DC Circ. Over One-Day Delay

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A Hawaii-based telecom carrier appealed a subsidy dispute with the Federal Communications Commission one day too late, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday, leading the agency's general counsel to call out the incident as a cautionary tale for attorneys.

The court dismissed arguments from Sandwich Isles Communications Inc. that the deadline for challenging a disfavorable agency decision should've been extended due to the government shutdown in January, finding instead that it had no authority to hear the case.

FCC general counsel Thomas M. Johnson Jr. took to Twitter to highlight the win, writing that the case serves as a good reminder for...

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March 5, 2019

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