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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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Why the disrespect?
By NullSubroutine on 12/2/2009 3:58:12 PM , Rating: 2
Why I thought the commercials were stupid and by no means a Luke Wilson fan, but the comment of him being "B-list" actor is not only a subjective opinion, it is certainly unprofessional for a news article.

News should be informative and unbiased (yes I am aware of the poor practices by the mass media).

Stating AT&T has enlisted or hired actor Luke Wilson with series of commercials is perfectly fine; saying he is "B-list" actor adds nothing to the article. This is something left for comments section. Should a writer want to add such subjective opinion, keep it out of the article and make a post like the rest of us here.

RE: Why the disrespect?
By NullSubroutine on 12/2/2009 3:59:32 PM , Rating: 2
I now see this is labeled "blog", but is still kept in with the rest of the news articles. Blogs and News should have separate sections.

RE: Why the disrespect?
By Rinadien on 12/2/2009 5:47:06 PM , Rating: 2
That's just Jason's attempt to divert people's attention from his frequent grammar and spelling faux pas...

RE: Why the disrespect?
By tmouse on 12/3/2009 9:28:26 AM , Rating: 2
It's not a blog. If it were the section title would read Blog: Gadgets. The (blog) near his name is simply a link to his blogs (everyone who has a blog section has one). As for the B-list statement While I doubt he researched it there is actually an official listing called the Ulmer Scale which uses a 100-point ranking system to measure bankability. Where bankability is the degree to which an actor's name alone can raise 100% or majority financing up-front for a film. Wilson is probably a B-list and if so it would be a fact not an opinion.

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