Civ. A. Nos. 74-1698, 82-0192. Misc. No. 82-0025(PI).

552 F.Supp. 131 (1982)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, v. AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY; Western Electric Company, Inc.; and Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Defendants. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, v. WESTERN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., and American Telephone and Telegraph Company, Defendants. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, v. AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

Modification of Final Judgment August 24, 1982.

Judgment Affirmed February 28, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ronald G. Carr, James P. Denvir, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Antitrust Div., Washington, D.C., for plaintiff.

Howard J. Trienens, Sidley & Austin, Washington, D.C., for defendants.

The following were designated by Judge Greene to argue on behalf of interested persons at a non-evidentiary hearing regarding the proposed consent decree held on June 29-30, 1982:

Deborah A. Dupont, Nat. Ass'n of Regulatory Utility Com'rs, Washington, D.C., for Nat. Ass'n of Regulatory Utility Com'rs.

Carl D. Lawson, Albert Halprin, Federal Communications Com'n, Washington, D.C., for Federal Communications Com'n.

Jeffrey H. Olson, Citizens Communications Center, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., for Black Citizens for a Fair Media, et al.

Philip J. Mause, Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard, Quinn & Rossi, Washington, D.C., for Public Service Com'n of Wis., et al.

Charles O. Monk, II, Baltimore, Md., for State of Maryland, et al.

J. Roger Wollenberg, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, D.C., for Southern Pacific Communications Corp.

Harry M. Shooshan, III, Shooshan & Jackson, Washington, D.C., for Geller, et al.

Malcolm R. Pfunder, Hamel, Park, McCabe & Saunders, Washington, D.C., for Tandy Corp.

John M. Dempsey, Lansing, Mich., for State of Michigan, et al.

Jack Shreve, Tallahassee, Fla., for Nat. Ass'n of State Utility Consumer Advocates.

William E. Willis, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, for Satellite Business Systems.

Stanley R. Jones, Jackson, Jones & Price, Tustin, Cal., for San/Bar, et al.

Herbert E. Marks, Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker, Washington, D.C., for Independent Data Communications Manufacturers.

Richard E. Wiley, Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, D.C., for American Newspaper Publishers Association, et al.

Jay E. Ricks, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, D.C., for Nat. Cable Television Ass'n, et al.

John E. Bryson, San Francisco, Cal., for California Public Utilities Commission, et al.

Judgment Affirmed February 28, 1983. See 103 S.Ct. 1240.


HAROLD H. GREENE, District Judge.

These actions are before the Court1 for a determination whether a consent decree proposed by the parties is in the "public interest"2 and should therefore be entered as the Court's judgment. Over six hundred comments from interested persons, many...


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