On August 16, 2010, Sprint Communications Company filed a complaint against Native American Telecom, LLC (NAT) with the US District Court for the District of South Dakota, alleging that NAT is unlawfully billing Sprint for traffic destined for so-called “Call Connection Companies.” Sprint alleges that such traffic is not covered under NAT’s access tariffs. Sprint further alleges that “Call Connection Companies” are “business partners or joint venturers, not ‘customers’” and that calls to these entities do not terminate in NAT’s local exchange. Sprint previously lodged a similar complaint with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, and NAT initiated its own suit against Sprint with the Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Court. In addition to monetary damages related to two invoices that allegedly were “mistakenly paid,” Sprint is also seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent the Tribal Court from exercising jurisdiction over the case. Sprint Commc’ns Co. L.P. v. Maule, Case No. 4:10-cv-04110-KES (DSD).