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VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. v. LAW OFFICES OF CURTIS V. TRINKO, LLP, 02-682

A class action alleging breach of an incumbent local exchange carrier's duty, per the Telecommunications Act of 1996, to share its network with competitors does not state a claim under Sherman Act section 2. The activity complained of does not violate pre-existing antitrust standards, and the 1996 Act does not amend these standards; where there is a regulatory structure to deter and remedy anticompetitive harm, antitrust enforcement will tend to provide little additional benefit.

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  • Decided 01/13/2004
  • Published 01/13/2004

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