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INDIANA BELL TEL. CO., INC. v. INDIANA UTIL. REGULATORY COMM'N, 03-1976

Defendant's freestanding order, designed to ensure that a prospective long-distance provider will continue to meet its obligations in the local service market, sets baselines for interconnection agreements, and thus is preempted by the procedural provisions of Telecommunications Act sections 251 and 252.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/23/2003
  • Decided 02/26/2004
  • Published 02/26/2004

Judges

  • TERENCE T. EVANS, Circuit Judge., Before MANION, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Douglas W. Trabaris, American Telephone & Telegraph, John R. Harrington (argued), Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, Robert G. Mork, Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, Indianapolis, IN, for Intervenors-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Peter J. Rusthoven (argued), Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., David L. Steiner (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN, for Defendants-Appellants.