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AT&T and Verizon have dropped their lawsuits against each other, leaving Verizon free to continue to mock AT&T's geographic coverage in its commercials.

AT&T is trying to fire back with its new commercials starring Luke Wilson.
There's no love gained between the pair, but they agree to end their pointless court battle

Verizon really got under AT&T's skin when it aired the first of its "There's a map for that" commercials blasting the company's 3G coverage.  AT&T took Verizon to court, suing them for deceiving its customers.  AT&T argued that while its geographic 3G coverage was admittedly lacking compared to its competitor, it still provided coverage for most Americans by population. 

Now it appears the court fracas between Verizon and AT&T has finally been laid to rest.  Following the denial of its request for summary judgment, AT&T has agreed to drop its suit and Verizon has, in turn, agreed to drop its countersuit.

AT&T writes, "Verizon and AT&T have dismissed the litigation between them in Georgia and New York."

According to the legal text provided:

IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by and between Plaintiff/Counterclaim Defendant Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless ("Verizon Wireless") and Defendant/Counterclaim Plaintiff AT&T Mobility LLC ("AT&T") that pursuant to Rule 41(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: (a) Verizon Wireless's claims against AT&T in the above- captioned action are hereby dismissed without prejudice, and (b) AT&T's counterclaims against Verizon Wireless in the above-captioned action are hereby dismissed without prejudice.

AT&T and Verizon, though, are hardly kissing and making up.  Verizon continues to step up its ads mocking AT&T's efforts.  And AT&T is trying to counter with a series of commercials starring B-list actor Luke Wilson.  It appears, however that this round has been won by Verizon -- AT&T's brand reputation has been slipping downward according to market research firm Brand Index, and a recent Consumer Reports study showed AT&T last in customer satisfaction (Verizon came in first).

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By Oregonian2 on 12/2/2009 2:22:31 PM , Rating: 4
Actually, I liked Luke before his AT&T ads. Don't like him anymore. Odd. :-)

RE: Luke
By Lord 666 on 12/2/2009 2:29:29 PM , Rating: 5
Going back to your old favorite of Lance Bass?

RE: Luke
By mcnabney on 12/2/2009 2:43:37 PM , Rating: 2
He looks all puffy now.

RE: Luke
By 67STANG on 12/2/2009 3:46:18 PM , Rating: 2
I'd be more inclined to say he looks obese.

RE: Luke
By KingOfOldSkool on 12/2/2009 4:38:35 PM , Rating: 2
There is a fine line between puffy and obese.. most of you should be aware of that as well as a tad more sympathetic considering you probably get short of breath scratching your ass.

RE: Luke
By theslug on 12/2/2009 5:46:17 PM , Rating: 2
Are you people kidding, he isn't anywhere near obese. Overweight perhaps, but not even close to obese.

RE: Luke
By tmouse on 12/3/2009 9:15:11 AM , Rating: 2
You know I was thinking the exact same thing. He should definitely avoid the face close-ups. I have a feeling he was practicing for the commercial with a bowl of candy.

RE: Luke
By soulrider4ever on 12/2/2009 5:27:13 PM , Rating: 3
So, I'll just switch to Sprint, at least they don't pull this political BS

RE: Luke
By dajeepster on 12/3/2009 12:45:27 AM , Rating: 1
exactly... sprint only cancels you if you complain.

RE: Luke
By Redwin on 12/3/2009 10:26:31 AM , Rating: 2
I recently complained to sprint about a rebate on a phone I'd bought (by email no less, the easiest complaint method to ignore). Essentially I wanted a $150 rebate with no receipt and it was initially refused. After I sent them an email asking them to change their mind, they reversed the decision, and expedited the check so it got to me in 2 weeks instead of the normal 6-10.

Not saying every interaction with sprint customer service is great, but i don't think its fair to paint them all as bad either. I've used them for 10 years now, and have never had any issues, or a single dropped call, ever.

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