iCommLaw, a telecom law firm based in San Francisco, CA, is pleased to provide information on the cases we have handled. Anita Taff-Rice, telecommunications attorney, heads up litigation practice at the firm.  To address the multi-faceted and complex issues facing telecommunications providers and end users, she leads a core group of attorneys, economists, engineers, and innovators who are well versed in the legal, business, and technology issues facing the telecommunications industry.  These skilled professionals give iCommLaw the expertise and insight to develop creative, innovative, and insightful strategies to meet the legal and business needs of our clients.

Federal Court—Pending Cases

There is substantial litigation at state public utility commissions and in federal courts over intercarrier compensation issues.  Currently pending examples of such cases include the following:

Intercarrier compensation issues

Qwest v. Broadvox, Inc. et al., Case No. 10-35177 (9th Circuit)

Qwest v. Broadvox, Inc. et al., Case No. 4:10-cv-134-A (N.D. Tex.)

Qwest v. Anovian, et al., Case No. 08-CV-01715 MAT (W.D. Wash)

Qwest Corporation vs. Broadvox, Inc., et al., Case No. 4:10-cv-00134-A

California-based disputes over public rights of way

Carriers and local jurisdictions in California have a long-running set of disputes regarding access to public rights of way for telecommunications facilities.  Examples of cases handled include the following:

Metromedia Fiber Network Services v City of Berkeley, Case No. C-01-0722-SI (N.D. Calif)

State Public Utility Commissions

Intercarrier compensation issues

Calaveras Telephone Company et al. v. CommPartners, Case No. C.10-01-016, California Public Utilities Commission.

California-based disputes over public rights of way

Application of Pacific Fiber Link, L.L.C. (U-6028-C) for Modification of its CPCN to Review Proponent’s Environmental Assessment for Compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), Case No. A. 99-08-021.

Federal Procedural Issues

Qwest Corporation vs. Broadvox, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-35177 [appeal of dismissal on grounds of personal jurisdiction]

Pacific Bell d/b/a AT&T California v California Public Utilities Commission, Case No. 3:07-CV-01797-SI (N.D. Calif) [retroactive intervention for purpose of appeal]

Seek representation by an experienced telecommunications attorney

Whether you are a telecommunications carrier, content provider, or end user, it is critical to obtain representation from a firm that understands the technology behind your business as well as all of the related legal issues. iCommLaw can assist you with all types of regulatory compliance and reporting services at the state and federal level. To schedule a consultation, contact iCommLaw today. We serve telecommunications clients nationwide and have the type of proven results that you need.

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