Shreveport Urges Judge To Ax CenturyLink Suit Over Permits

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 6:10 PM EST) -- The city of Shreveport, Louisiana, has urged a federal judge in the Pelican State to toss a suit by CenturyLink challenging blocked permits for the telecom's expansion plans, arguing that issues in the case have already been resolved in a state court.

The city filed a dismissal motion Wednesday against the July suit, which accuses Shreveport of trying to use an agreement that expired a decade ago to prevent CenturyLink Communications LLC from obtaining the public rights of way needed to build out its network.

The suit claims the city is leveraging a franchise deal that a CenturyLink predecessor reached with...

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