Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Michael Padilla, O'Mara & Padilla, San Diego, California, for plaintiff-appellant William J. Brown.
Jeffrey A. Rosenfeld, Daniel J. Schultz, Antony E. Buchignani, Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe LLP, Los Angeles, California; Thomas F. O'Neil III, David T. Smorodin, MCI WorldCom, Inc., Washington, DC, for defendant-appellee MCI WorldCom Network Services, Inc.
Before: THOMAS G. NELSON and WILLIAM A. FLETCHER, Circuit Judges, and ANN L. AIKEN, District Judge.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Argued and Submitted December 7, 2001 — Pasadena, California.
WILLIAM A. FLETCHER, Circuit Judge:
William Brown appeals the district court's dismissal of his class-action complaint alleging overcharging by telephone service provider MCI WorldCom, Inc. (MCI). The district court held that Brown's suit was barred by the filed-rate doctrine. The district court further held that Brown's claim must be resolved in the first instance by the...
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