Now it appears the court fracas between
Verizon and AT&T has finally been laid to rest. Following
of its request for summary judgment, AT&T has agreed to drop
its suit and Verizon has, in turn, agreed to drop its
"Verizon and AT&T have dismissed the litigation between them
in Georgia and New York."
According to the legal text
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).