4th Circ. Sides With Verizon In Interconnection Row

Law360, Los Angeles (March 6, 2014, 8:19 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit on Thursday sided with Verizon Maryland Inc. in a long-running interconnection dispute with Core Communications Inc., affirming a lower court’s ruling in favor of Verizon with respect to two tort claims pursued by Core under Maryland law.

Verizon’s Baltimore subsidiary and Core signed such an interconnection contract in 1999 under which Verizon would give Core access to its networks, but after delays, Core filed suit for breach of contract and launched the current litigation. On appeal, Core argued that it was entitled to...
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