June 1, 1990 |
Regional telephone company Nynex Corp. was indicted Thursday on a charge of violating the 1982 court order that broke up the old Bell system. The New York-based company was indicted on one count of criminal contempt of court for allegedly providing information services to customers in violation of the 1982 consent decree. Nynex denied any wrongdoing.
March 19, 1999 |
A federal judge in Miami ordered that more than $6.2 million owed to Cuba by U.S. telephone companies be paid instead to the families of three Cuban Americans killed when their small planes were shot down by Cuban jets in 1996. The decision means direct phone service between the U.S. and Cuba will remain severed for now, though some calls were making it through.
March 21, 2001 |
AT&T Corp. was sued by the Communications Workers of America union, which accused the No. 1 U.S. long-distance phone company of discriminating against female employees who took pregnancy leave before April 1979. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, seeks class-action status for about 15,000 women on disability leave before April 29, 1979, for pregnancy, the union said. Union spokeswoman Candice Johnson declined to specify damages being sought.
July 25, 1997 |
Southern California's two major cellular phone companies settled a 4-year-old price-fixing lawsuit Thursday with an agreement to provide customers up to $165 million in discounts on services and accessories. The tentative settlement, hashed out in Orange County Superior Court late Wednesday, affects LA Cellular and AirTouch Cellular and their customers in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
November 22, 1997 |
Four cellular phone companies will get a second chance to prove in court that Cerritos-based Los Angeles Cellular Telephone used unfair competitive practices in its efforts to win subscribers from rival AirTouch Communications. Cel-Tech Communications, Comtech, Cellular Service and Nutek sued L.A. Cellular in 1994 because it was selling cell phones below cost. A trial court ruled that L.A.
October 21, 1995 |
AT&T Corp. is being accused in a lawsuit of overcharging millions of residential long-distance customers by allegedly billing them billions of dollars for telephone time never used. Rival long-distance carrier MCI Communications Corp. also has been sued on similar grounds, and a similar action is being considered against Sprint.