Firstcom v. Qwest: The Filed-Rate and Interconnection Agreements Seminar

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May 20, 2009
Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Minnesota State Bar Association, Minneapolis

Briggs business litigation attorney Philip R. Schenkenberg is a featured speaker at the “Firstcom v. Qwest: The Filed-Rate and Interconnection Agreements” seminar on May 20 presented by the MSBA’s Communications Law Section.

In February 2009, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the tort claims of Firstcom, a CLEC, against Qwest on the basis that the filed rate doctrine applied to the parties’ interconnection agreements filed with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The case represented the first time the filed rate doctrine has been extended in Minnesota, in the telecommunications context, from tariffs to non-tariff agreements. This seminar will discuss the Firstcom case and its implication for interconnection negotiations and intercarrier litigation. 1.0 CLE credits have been applied for.

For registration and more information, http://www.mnbar.org