June 26, 2006

Supreme Court to review telecoms antitrust case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday
agreed to consider an appeal by the largest U.S. telephone
carriers seeking the dismissal of a class action antitrust suit
against them.

The high court granted the companies' petition to review an
appeals court ruling that held the class action suit filed
against Verizon Communications Inc., BellSouth Corp., Qwest
Communications International Inc.., and AT&T Inc.. could
proceed even without evidence to back up claims of an
anti-competitive conspiracy.