Shreveport, LA wins multi-million dollar lawsuit

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The City of Shreveport has won a pretty big legal fight. Shreveport
filed suit against telecom giant Centurylink Communications for
franchise fees. The city has an agreement with CenturyLink dating back
to 2002. But the city claimed no fees have been paid.

The suit was filed during the Ollie Tyler administration and Caddo
District Court Judge Craig Marcotte has just ruled in favor of the
city. Shreveport wins $6.7 million dollars. But the City will not
likely see any of this cash any time soon, because CenturyLink is
expected to appeal to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bill Horne
Telecom Digest Moderator

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