Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Telephone Justice III

I wonder who pays for these companies to litigate "every nook and cranny"? Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, a class action alleging illegal conspiracy to protect a monopoly in the markets for broadband and additional telephone markets. SCOTUSBLOG is the best place to go for more on this.

After years of litigation, the sole issue that made it to the Court was whether the plaintiff's allegations "stated a claim". Law school 101 just got a lot harder.

A monopoly is definitely worth preserving. But who pays?

No comments: