Docket No. 03-9213.

425 F.3d 99 (2005)

William TWOMBLY, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated and Lawrence Marcus, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. BELL ATLANTIC CORPORATION, BellSouth Corporation, Qwest Communications International, Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: October 3, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. Douglas Richards, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (Michael M. Buchman, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP, New York, NY; Richard S. Schiffrin, Joseph H. Meltzer, Krishna Narine, Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP, Bala Cynwyd, PA; of counsel), New York, NY, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Mark C. Hansen, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans, P.L.L.C. (Michael K. Kellogg, Sean A. Lev, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC; Paul K. Mancini, William M. Schur, SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, TX; John Thorne, Robert J. Zastrow, Verizon Communications Inc., Arlington, VA; Jay P. Lefkowitz, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY; Hector Gonzalez, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, New York, NY; Richard J. Favretto, Miriam R. Nemetz, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Washington, DC; J. Henry Walker, Marc W.F. Galonsky, Ashley Watson, BellSouth Corporation, Atlanta, GA; Peter K. Vigeland, Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP, New York, NY; William J. Kolasky, Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP, Washington, DC; Timothy M. Boucher, Qwest Communications International, Inc., Denver, CO; of counsel), Washington, DC, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before: SACK, RAGGI, and HALL, Circuit Judges.

SACK, Circuit Judge.

In an amended complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the plaintiffs allege that the defendant telecommunications providers1 conspired not to compete against one another in their respective geographic markets for local telephone and high-speed Internet services, and to prevent competitors from entering those markets, in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. At...


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