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Table of Contents - September 19, 2017

Judges Probe FTC 'Common Carrier Exemption' In Case Against AT&T

Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (San Francisco) today challenged attorneys representing the Federal Trade Commission and AT&T Mobility to convince them of each side's particular view of the FTC Act's "common carrier exemption" and the effect of their interpretation on gaps and overlaps in regulatory jurisdiction.

"FTC v. AT&T Mobility LLC" (case 15-16585) was reheard this afternoon by the Ninth Circuit en banc at the FTC's request after a three-judge panel of the court ruled last year that AT&T is entitled to have an FTC unfair business practices lawsuit against it dismissed under the FTC Act's common carrier exemption (TR Daily, Aug. 29, 2016).


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