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Verizon Communications Inc. v. Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, LLP
United States Supreme Court
540 U.S. 398 (2004)
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 (the 1996 Act), 110 Stat. 56, imposed obligations on local exchange carriers (LECs) in the market for telephone services. The 1996 Act aimed to help new competitors enter the highly concentrated market. Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) (defendant) was the incumbent LEC for the State of New York. In order to comply with the 1996 Act, Verizon allowed several competitors to utilize Verizon’s local telephone networks. The Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, LLP (Trinko) (plaintiff), purchased telephone service from one of Verizon’s competitors. Trinko brought a complaint against Verizon, alleging that Verizon was violating § 2 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2, by discriminating against the competitors that were using Verizon’s network. The district court dismissed the complaint, but Trinko appealed. The court of appeals reversed. Verizon appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Scalia, J.)
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