Verizon Can't Shake Bad Faith Claim In Access Row

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge refused Thursday to toss Core Communication Inc.’s allegation that Verizon Maryland Inc. acted in bad faith when it refused to connect the rival Internet provider with its network despite the companies’ agreement, finding Verizon’s motion premature.

U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz denied without prejudice Verizon’s bid for summary judgment on the breach of implied good faith and fair dealing claim, but said he would be open to re-evaluating the motion at a later stage.

The judge also indicated that he believed...
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