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AT&T Communications of Texas, L.P. v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., 03-0789

Judgment involving the scope of an agency's authority to hear communications companies' antitrust complaints is reversed where the Public Utility Regulatory Act gave the Public Utility Commission broader authority to conduct hearings on the alleged anticompetitive effect of switched access rates than the lower courts allowed.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/27/2006
  • Published 01/27/2006


  • Justice HECHT delivered the opinion of the Court.


  • Supreme Court of Texas


  • For Appellant:
  • Kristen L. Worman, Hazen & Terrill, P.C., Steven Baron, Greg Abbott, Edward D. Burbach, Karen Watson Kornell, Elizabeth R.B. Sterling, Office of Atty. Gen., Austin, for Others., Michael Byrd, Kathleen M. LaValle, Jackson Walker LLP, Dallas, R. Laurance Macon, James J. Scheske, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., Shannon H. Ratliff, Ratliff Law Firm, P.L.L.C., Mark Witcher, Austin, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Mary A. Keeney, Robert J. Hearon Jr., Kathryn E. Allen, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, P.C., Ann Effinger Meuleman, Jose Varela Jr., Thomas Joseph Ballo, Austin, John DiBene, Pleasanton, CA, for Respondents.
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