Docket No. 219388.

627 N.W.2d 632 (2001)

245 Mich. App. 351

IN RE COMPLAINT OF BIERMAN AGAINST CENTURYTEL OF MICHIGAN, INC. Centurytel of Michigan, Inc., d/b/a Centurytel, Appellant, v. Michigan Public Service Commission, and Bre Communications, LLC, d/b/a Phone Michigan, Appellees.

Court of Appeals of Michigan.

Decided April 13, 2001, at 9:00 a.m.

Released for Publication June 6, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting, P.C. (by William D. Parsley, Harvey J. Messing, and Gary L. Field), Lansing, for CentruyTel of Michigan, Inc.

Jennifer M. Granholm, Attorney General, Thomas L. Casey, Solicitor General, and David A. Voges and Steven D. Hughey, Assistant Attorneys General, for the Public Service Commission.

Clark Hill P.L.C. (by William R. Ralls and Leland R. Rosier), Okemos, for BRE Communications, LLC.

Dickinson Wright PLLC (by John M. Dempsey, Jeffery V. Stuckey, and Michael P. Calabrese), Lansing, and Michael A. Holmes, Detroit, for amicus curiae Ameritech Michigan.

Before HOLBROOK, JR., P.J., and McDONALD and SAAD, JJ.


CenturyTel of Michigan, Inc., appeals as of right from an April 12, 1999, opinion and order of the Public Service Commission, which concluded that CenturyTel violated its tariff by assessing charges for local calls and illegally discriminated by requiring eleven-digit dialing to a local number serviced by BRE Communications, LLC, doing business as Phone Michigan (hereinafter Phone Michigan). The commission...

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