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The mobile market
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2013

The FCC has extended the pleading cycle regarding the application of Softbank Corp. to acquire 70 of Sprint. Petitions to deny are


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2012

On September 14, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied the joint motion of Alcatel, Lucent, and Ericsson for reconsideration of the court’s August 21, 2012 order denying their motion to dismiss the TruePosition antitrust case alleging anticompetitive manipulation of the industry standards body, the Third Generation Partnership Program (3GPP


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2012

On July 11, 2012, the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California rebuffed another attempt by plaintiffs’ class action counsel to circumvent the Supreme Court’s decision in Concepcion


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2012

On April 5 and April 9, 2012, two mobile marketing companies filed putative class action antitrust lawsuits in the Southern District of New York against the country’s major wireless carriers, the CTIA trade association, and various text-message (or Short Message Service) aggregators


The mobile market
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2012

The House and Senate both have passed the Federal Aviation Authority re-authorization bill that contains a requirement for a study on the possible use of cellphones during flights


Intercarrier comp
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2010

On December 16, 2010, the New York Public Service Commission (NY PSC) voted unanimously to initiate an investigation into Verizon's intrastate access rates


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developments
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

The FTC appears to be investigating a complaint filed by Adobe in May 2010 against Apple alleging that its practice of refusing to accept third-party programming tools for the iPhone violates antitrust law


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcements
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

Chairman Julius Genachowski announced on August 5, 2010, that the FCC has begun "consultations with staff of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) about how the two agencies can apply their different statutory standards to wireless merger divestitures in a more coordinated manner."


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

After opposing it on Friday, December 9, 2011, AT&T reversed course and agreed on Monday, December 12 to join the Department of Justice motion to postpone the antitrust case seeking to enjoin the AT&TT-Mobile merger


In the courts
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

On September 16, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice amended its complaint to enjoin the AT&TT-Mobile merger to include the states of New York, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Washington, and Ohio as additional plaintiffs