• On July 16, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted CoreTel Virginia’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent Verizon Virginia “from terminating Plaintiff’s access to [Verizon’s] services until further order of the Court.” The Court granted the injunction on the “condition that the Plaintiff post bond in the amount of $45,000.00 within 15 days” and requires CoreTel to “make monthly payments in the amount of $5,500.00 in the registry of the Court.” Verizon had advised CoreTel that it would be disconnecting its service on July 16, 2012, if CoreTel did not pay it nearly $160,000 in allegedly unpaid charges. CoreTel alleges in its suit that Verizon is “demanding exorbitant sums from CoreTel for its relatively small use of Verizon’s network, while at the same time refusing to compensate CoreTel anything for its extensive use of CoreTel’s network.” CoreTel Virginia LLC v. Verizon Virginia LLC, No. 1:12-cv-741 (E.D. Va.).