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Sprint Communications Co. v. APCC Services, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
554 U.S. 269 (2008)


Facts

Several hundred payphone operators assigned the legal claims they had against long-distance carriers (carriers) (defendants) to a group of aggregators (plaintiffs). The aggregators agreed to bring suit on behalf of the operators and remit any proceeds of the lawsuits to the operators. The operators would then pay the aggregators for their services. The aggregators sued the carriers. The carriers argued that the aggregators lacked standing to sue. The district court held that the aggregators had standing, and the court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Breyer, J.)

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