Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Denies Plaintiffs' Motion For Sanctions In Text Messaging Antitrust MDL

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Denies Plaintiffs' Motion For Sanctions In Text Messaging Antitrust MDL

CHICAGO - The federal judge in Illinois overseeing litigation involving alleged collusion between four wireless service providers and CTIA, the Wireless Association over the price charged for text messaging on May 19 awarded summary judgment to the defendants and denied the plaintiffs' motion for spoliation sanctions, finding that they were unable to show that T-Mobile and the CTIA engaged in the requisite bad faith (In re: Text Messaging Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1997, Case No. 08 C 7082, N.D. Ill.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68237).

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