• On August 30, 2011, Verizon New England Inc. and Verizon New York Inc. filed suit against Sprint Communications Co., L.P. in the federal court for the District of Massachusetts, claiming that Sprint has failed to pay amounts due under Verizon’s federal tariffs. Verizon alleges that Sprint subscribed to a Commitment Discount Plan (CDP) in Verizon’s tariff under which it agreed to purchase a certain number of high-capacity telecommunications circuits. According to Verizon, an audit of Sprint’s usage in 2009 revealed that it missed the minimum commitment, and Sprint refused to pay for the shortfall. Verizon seeks damages in the amount of $1,159,807. Verizon New England, Inc. v. Sprint Communications Co., L.P, 1:11-cv-11522-MLW (D. Mass).