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AT&T, Major Cell Carriers Get Arbitration for Data Sharing Suits

Oct. 24, 2019, 11:05 PM

AT&T Mobility LLC, Verizon Communications Inc., and two other major mobile carriers prevailed in their efforts in the District of Maryland to send to arbitration four nearly identical complaints alleging the cellular giants unlawfully sold geolocation data to third parties.

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Corp., and T-Mobile US Inc. are accused of violating the Federal Communications Act with their handling of customer data, and they all filed motions to compel arbitration. Chief Judge James K. Bredar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted the companies’ motions, saying the arbitration clauses are enforceable.

The judge rejected ...

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