Sprint Asks High Court To Nix $21M Award In Access Fee Row

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT) -- Sprint Communications Co. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a $21.2 million award to former subsidiaries for backing out of a telephone access fee deal, saying lower courts erred in finding state regulators did not have exclusive authority to review the dispute initially.

In a certiorari petition filed last week, the telecom giant said the case raises a jurisdictional issue that is “fundamentally important to the administration of the Telecommunications Act of 1996” — whether a dispute over an “interconnection agreement” between phone companies...
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