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Premiere Network Servs., Inc. v. SBC Communications, Inc., 04-41574

47 U.S.C. section 207 is an election-of-remedies provision with regards to claims against telecommunications carriers. Once an election is made by either filing a complaint with the FCC or filing a complaint in federal court, a party may not thereafter file a complaint on the same issues in the alternative forum, regardless of the status of the complaint.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/16/2006
  • Published 02/20/2006

Judges

  • BEAM, Circuit Judge:, Before JOLLY, BEAM, and BARKSDALE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • George G. Brin (argued), Gerald Dale McFarlen, Brin & Brin, San Antonio, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Harry M. Reasoner (argued), George Allan Van Fleet, Gwendolyn Johnson Samora, Vinson & Elkins, Alison L. Smith, Haynes & Boone, Houston, TX, Javier Aguilar, Cynthia Faught Malone, SBC Communications, Inc., San Antonio, TX, for Defendants-Appellees.