Prison Phone Co. Says It's Immune To Rival's Collusion Suit

By Nadia Dreid (December 7, 2021, 4:46 PM EST) -- Prison telephone service provider Global Tel Link Corp. is immune to antitrust claims that it tried to box a rival out of doing business with a Pennsylvania county because it was in contract with the county at the time and operating under the supervision of the state, the company has told a federal court.

Because York County is immune to the claims as an arm of the state, GTL is also entitled to state action immunity shielding it from the Sherman Act claims brought by Florida-based rival Smart Communications, the phone company argued Monday in its bid to get the case...

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