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BELL ATL. CORP. v. AT&T CORP., 02-40656

In Rule 23(f) interlocutory appeal challenging the denial of motion to certify two classes of plaintiffs allegedly injured by the refusal of the defendant to permit the passage of caller identification data across its long-distance telephone network, plaintiffs cannot satisfy the predominance requirement of Rule 23(b).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/16/2003
  • Published 07/16/2003

Judges

  • GARWOOD, Circuit Judge:, Before GARWOOD, SMITH and BARKSDALE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Robert Stephen Berry, James Daniel Leftwich, Gregory Mark Baruch (argued), Berry & Leftwich, Washington, DC, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Charles W. Douglas, Thomas K. Cauley, Jr., David F. Graham (argued), Constantine Louis Trela, Brian A. McAleenan, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.