10th Circ. Junks Suit Over FCC Wireless Spectrum Auction

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 7:36 PM EST) -- The Tenth Circuit on Friday denied a communications investment firm's attempts to nullify the Federal Communications Commission's 2008 auction of the 700-megahertz wireless spectrum, ruling that the court lacked jurisdiction because the appeal was filed too late.

A three-judge panel dismissed Council Tree Investors Inc.'s petition for review over the FCC's rules for the auction, called Auction 73, which specified who qualified for so-called designated entities benefits. But the court ruled that it lacked jurisdiction over Council Tree's case because the company only filed a timely...
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