Antitrust suit

Antitrust suit

Bell Atlantic and DSC Communications, Plano, TX, have filed a $3.5-billion lawsuit against AT&T charging that AT&T designs its telecommunications switches specifically to prevent interconnection of other manufacturers` equipment. According to the suit, AT&T has monopolized the market for both equipment and software. Under the provisions of antitrust laws, AT&T is liable for damages and injunctive relief to compensate the plaintiffs for lost profits and increased operating costs.

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