1st Circ. Affirms T-Mobile Unit Win In Zoning Spat

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 3:33 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has sided with a T-Mobile USA Inc. subsidiary in its case against a Rhode Island municipality whose zoning board had denied the telecommunications company's application for relief to construct a 90-foot cell phone tower.

Finding that the zoning board of the city of Cranston had violated the federal Telecommunications Act by denying Omnipoint Holdings Inc.'s bid to build a wireless facility, the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island had ruled in favor of the communications company in October 2008...
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