Verizon Communications Inc. v. Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, LLP

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Verizon Communications v. Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, LLP
Seal of the United States Supreme Court
Argued October 14, 2003
Decided January 13, 2004
Full case nameVerizon Communications, Petitioner v. Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, LLP
Citations540 U.S. 398 (more)
124 S. Ct. 872; 157 L. Ed. 2d 823; 2004 U.S. LEXIS 657
Holding
Respondent's complaint alleging breach of an incumbent LEC's 1996 Act duty to share its network with competitors does not state a claim under §2 of the Sherman Act.
Court membership
Chief Justice
William Rehnquist
Associate Justices
John P. Stevens · Sandra Day O'Connor
Antonin Scalia · Anthony Kennedy
David Souter · Clarence Thomas
Ruth Bader Ginsburg · Stephen Breyer
Case opinions
MajorityScalia, joined by Rehnquist, O'Connor, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer
ConcurrenceStevens, joined by Souter, Thomas

Verizon Communications v. Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, LLP, often shortened to Verizon v. Trinko, 540 U.S. 398 (2004), is a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in the field of Antitrust law. It held that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 had not modified the framework of the Sherman Act, preserving claims that satisfy established antitrust standards without creating new claims that go beyond those standards. More importantly, it refused to extend the essential facilities doctrine beyond the facts of the controversial Aspen Skiing Co. v. Aspen Highlands Skiing Corp. case.

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