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AT&T, Telecoms Can't Escape Suit Over Uncollected 911 Fees

Law360 (July 16, 2018, 7:42 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina federal judge said Monday that AT&T Inc. and more than a dozen other phone service providers can't escape a suit brought by Charleston County accusing them of undercharging business customers the 911 fee that funds emergency dispatch call centers, finding the local government has a "reasonable expectation" they should be collecting the fees. 

U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel refused to dismiss the county's suit accusing AT&T and the regional branches of the likes of Time Warner Cable, Comcast Corp. and CenturyLink Inc. of failing to...
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