Did The Telcos Break The Law In Getting Merger Approvals?
When Gary Reback filed harrassing lawsuits against tech companies, I had a tendency to think that he was a burden on legitimate business activities, leaching off of the system... But now I have been challenged to reassess my view of him now that, as TechDirt reports, he is suing telecom monopolies for having broken the law to get their mergers approved by the government. TechDirt writes:
In case you didn't already have enough information on how the telcos have lied and cheated their way to power, taking public funds and assets, and breaking the promises made to get that loot, here's another one for you. Larry Lessig points out that Gary Reback (the famed lawyer who spent a good part of the 1990s trying to get Microsoft taken down for antitrust violations) is focusing on a new case: showing how the telcos and the government broke the law in approving some of the recent big telco mergers (the same mergers that helped those telcos get rid of competition, now allowing them to do things like get rid of network neutrality).TechDirt offers some additional details on the case over on their post (read up on the Tunney act) but now the big question for me to ponder is, now do I have to like Reback?