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Released: June 12, 2012

Updated: June 11, 2012



LIST OF PENDING APPELLATE CASES



Name:
Ion Media Chicago License, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
01-1457
Court:
District of Columbia Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: Paxson Chicago License, Inc. v. 21st Century TV Cable, Inc., et al., DA 01-149, 16 FCC Rcd 2185
and Paxson Chicago License, Inc. v. 21st Century TV Cable, Inc., et al., 16 FCC Rcd 15571 (2001). Not
docketed. FCC Order No. 01-226
Case Description:
Paxson challenges the FCC’s denial of its “must carry” complaints against thirteen Chicago cable operators
on the basis of a finding that no current FCC rules require mandatory carriage of both a broadcaster’s
digital and analog signal among other things.
Status:
Held in abeyance.


Name:
EchoStar Satellite L.L.C. v. FCC
Case No:
04-1033
Court:
District of Columbia Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: implementation of Section 302 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, et al., 18 FCC Rcd 20885
and Order on Reconsideration, 18 FCC Rcd 27059 (2003). FCC Docket No. CS 97-80 and PP 00-67. FCC
Order No. 03-329.
Case Description:
Petitioner Challenges the FCC order which adopted regulations to facilitate the direct connection of digital
“navigation devices” or customer premises equipment purchased from retail outlets to cable TV and other
multichannel video programming distributor systems.
Status:
Motion to Govern Further Proceedings granted by September 30, 2011 Order. Initial brief filed February
16, 2012 and final brief filed March 30, 2012. Oral argument scheduled for September 14, 2012.




Name:
James A. Kay, Jr., et al. v. FCC
Case No:
06-1076
Court:
District of Columbia Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: improving public safety communications in the 800 MHz band, 22 FCC Rcd 10467 (2007) and
previous underlying orders. FCC Docket No. WT 02-55, et al. FCC Order No. 05-174, et al.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge the FCC’s decisions restructuring the 800 MHz band to reduce radiofrequency
interference to public safety systems. Among other things, they claim that the decisions unfairly
discriminate between similarly situated parties.
Status:
Held in abeyance.





Name:
Sprint Nextel Corporation v. FCC
Case No:
06-1278
Court:
District of Columbia Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: review of the spectrum sharing plan among non-geostationary satellite orbit mobile satellite service
systems in the 1.6/2.4 GHz bands, 19 FCC Rcd 13356 (2004), et al. FCC Docket No. WT 03-66, et al.
FCC Order No. 04-134 and 06-46.
Case Description:
Petitioner seeks review of the FCC’s orders in which the FCC adopted a plan for spectrum sharing among
operators in the 2495-2690 MHz bands.
Status:
Held in abeyance.






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Name:
Tribune Company v. FCC
Case No:
07-1488
Court:
District of Columbia Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: shareholders of Tribune Co., and Sam Zell, et al. for consent to the transfer of control of the Tribune
Co. and applications for the renewal of license of KTLA(TV), Los Angeles, 22 FCC Rcd 21266 (2007).
FCC Docket No. MB 07-119. FCC Order No. 07-211.
Case Description:
Appellants challenge the FCC’s denial of their request for a waiver in selected markets of the FCC’s
“newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership rule,” which prohibits common ownership of a daily newspaper and
a broadcast station in the same market.
Status:
Held in abeyance.





Name:
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates v. FCC
Case No:
08-1226
Court:
District of Columbia Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: petition of AT&T Inc. for forbearance from enforcement of certain of the FCC’s cost assignment
rules, MO&O, 23 FCC Rcd 7302 (2008). FCC Docket No. 07-21, 05-342. FCC Order No. 08-120
Case Description:
NASUCA challenges the FCC’s AT&T Cost Allocation Forbearance Order in which the FCC forbears
from applying certain “cost assignment” rules to AT&T (e.g., re: Section 32.23-nonregulated activities;
Section 32.27-transactions with affiliates).
Status:
Held in abeyance.





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Name:
Iridium Satellite LLC v. FCC
Case No:
08-1374
Court:
District of Columbia Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: Globalstar Licensee LLC; application for modification of license for operation of ancillary terrestrial
component facilities, 2008 WL 4774967 (rel. October 21, 2008). FCC Docket No. SAT-MOD-
20080516ETC. FCC Order No. 08-254.
Case Description:
Petitioner challenges FCC order that modifies Globalstar’s license in order to permit the use of WiMAX air
interface protocol, and provide an interim waiver of certain ancillary terrestrial component (“ATC”) gating
criteria and technical rules.
Status:
Held in abeyance.





Name:
Rural Cellular Association, et al. v. FCC
Case No:
11-1094
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the matter of High-Cost Universal Service Support; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service (rel.
December 30, 2010). Docket Nos. WC 05-337 and CC 96-45. FCC Order No. 10-205.
Case Description:
Petitioner seeks review on the grounds that the Order exceeds the FCC statutory authority to collect and
withhold program funds; amends the FCC’s rules without notice and an opportunity to commit, in violation
of APA, 5 USC § 553; and is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion and otherwise inconsistent with
the law.
Status:
Petition for Review filed March 28, 2011. Initial brief filed August 11, 2011 and final brief filed
September 30, 2011. Supplemental brief filed November 10, 2011. Oral Argument held November 15,
2011.


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Name:
Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless v. FCC
Case No:
11-1135
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers
and Other Providers of Mobile Data Services (rel. April 7, 2011). Docket No. WT 05-265. FCC Order
No. 11-52
Case Description:
Verizon Wireless challenges a Commission rulemaking order that requires facilities-based providers of
commercial mobile data services to offer data roaming arrangements to other such providers on
commercially reasonable terms, subject to certain limitations.
Status:
Notice of Appeal filed May 13, 2011. Per May 26, 2011 Order, case is consolidated with case no. 11-
1136. Initial brief filed January 9, 2012 and final brief filed March 8, 2012.




Name:
Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless v. FCC
Case No:
11-1136
Court: D.C.
Cir.
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers
and Other Providers of Mobile Data Services (rel. April 7, 2011). Docket No. WT 05-265. FCC Order
No. 11-52
Case Description:
Verizon Wireless challenges a Commission rulemaking order that requires facilities-based providers of
commercial mobile data services to offer data roaming arrangements to other such providers on
commercially reasonable terms, subject to certain limitations
Status:
Petition for Review filed May 13, 2011. Per May 26, 2011 Order, case is consolidated with case no. 11-
1135.


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Name:
American Electric Power Service Corp., et al. v. FCC
Case No:
11-1146
Court: D.C.
Cir.
FCC Order Description:
Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration – A National Broadband Plan for Our Future
Case Description:
Several utility companies challenge the pole attachment rules adopted in Implementation of Section 224 of
the Act.
Status:
Petition for Review filed May 18, 2011. Petitioner’s Motion to Stay denied by August 5, 2011 Order.
FCC’s Motion to Hold Case in Abeyance and to Defer Filing of the Record denied by September 16, 2011
Order. Record filed September 19, 2011. Initial brief filed February 17, 2012 and final brief filed April 3,
2012.





Name:
Royce International Broadcasting Company v. FCC
Case No:
11-1270
Court: D.C.
Cir.
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Royce International Broadcasting Company Request for Additional Time to Construct
New Unbuilt Station KIEV(AM), Culver City, CA (rel. June 5, 2008)
Case Description:
In Royce International Broadcasting Company v. FCC, No. 11-1270 (D.C. Cir.), Royce seeks review of
Royce International Broadcasting Company Request for Additional Time To Construct New Unbuilt
Station KIEV(AM), Culver City, California,
Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 08-144, 23 FCC Rcd
9010 (2008), pet. for recon. dismissed, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 11-1127 (released June 28,
2011), in which the Commission denied reconsideration and affirmed, as untimely, the dismissal of
Royce’s application for review of the staff’s denial of Royce’s request for additional time to construct a
radio station.
Status:
Notice of Appeal filed July 28, 2011. Record filed September 12, 2011. Initial brief filed February 9,
2012 and final brief filed March 12, 2012. Oral argument held May 15, 2012.

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Name:
PMCM TV, LLC v. FCC
Case No:
11-1330
Court: D.C.
Cir.
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Reallocation of Channel 2 from Jackson, Wyoming to Wilmington, Delaware and
Reallocation of Channel 3 from Ely, Nevada to Middletown Township, New Jersey (Sept. 15, 2011). Not
Docketed. FCC Order No. 11-135
Case Description:
Appeal from Commission decision denying a request from licensees of two television stations operating on
channels currently allocated to communities in Wyoming and Nevada to reallocate those channels to
communities in Delaware and New Jersey pursuant to Section 331(a) of the Communications Act.
Status:
Notice of Appeal filed September 19, 2011. Record filed November 7, 2011. Brief filed February 2, 2012.




Name:
Gresham Communications, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
11-1343
Court: D.C.
Cir.
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Gresham Communications, Inc. Licensee of Station WPAL-FM, Ridgeville, SC; and
Charles W. Cherry, II Receiver For Involuntary Assignment of License and Charles W. Cherry, II Receiver
for Gresham Communications, Inc. Licensee of Station WPAL-FM, Ridgeville, South Carolina; and
Caswell Capital Partners, LLC For Voluntary Assignment of License
Case Description:
Gresham appeals an FCC order denying their application for review of Media Bureau actions of
involuntarily assigning the station license to a court-appointed receiver and then voluntarily assigning the
license from the receiver to a third party.
Status:
Notice of Appeal filed September 23, 2011. Record filed November 10, 2011. Initial brief filed March 15,
2012 and final brief filed May 3, 2012.


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Name:
Verizon v. FCC
Case No:
11-1355
Court: D.C.
Cir.
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Preserving the Open Internet; Broadband Industry Practices (rel. Dec. 23, 2010)
FCC 10-201; GN Docket No. 09-191; WC Docket No. 07-52.C. Cir.
Case Description:
Verizon challenges the Commission's implementation of rules safeguarding the openness of the Internet.
Status:
Notice of Appeal filed September 30, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed October 5,
2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on October 6, 2011. FCC
filed a motion to dismiss on October 5, 2011 and a reply on October 31, 2011. FCC’s Motion to Hold in
Abeyance filed November 29, 2011. December 8, 2011 Order consolidates case numbers 11-1356, 11-
1403, 11-1404, and 11-1411 with this case. March 1, 2012 Court Order denies FCC’s motion to hold in
abeyance and refers the Commission’s motion to dismiss to the merits panel. Parties’ motion to govern
briefing format filed April 23, 2012. Initial brief due September 10, 2012 and final brief due November
21, 2012.


Name:
Verizon v. FCC
Case No:
11-1356
Court: D.C.
Cir.
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Preserving the Open Internet; Broadband Industry Practices (rel. Dec. 23, 2010)
FCC 10-201; GN Docket No. 09-191; WC Docket No. 07-52
Case Description:
Verizon challenges the Commission's implementation of rules safeguarding the openness of the Internet.
Status:
Petition for Review filed September 30, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed October 5,
2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on October 6, 2011. Record
filed November 21, 2011. FCC’s Motion to Hold in Abeyance filed November 29, 2011. December 8,
2011 Order consolidates case numbers 11-1356, 11-1403, 11-1404, and 11-1411 with lead case number 11-
1355.

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Name:
MetroPCS Communications, Inc., et al. v. FCC
Case No:
11-1403
Court: D.C.
Cir.
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Preserving the Open Internet; Broadband Industry Practices (rel. Dec. 23, 2010)
FCC 10-201; GN Docket No. 09-191; WC Docket No. 07-52.C. Cir.
Case Description:
MetroPCS challenges the Commission's implementation of rules safeguarding the openness of the Internet.
Status:
Notice of Appeal filed October 21, 2011. Per October 25, 2011 Order, Case No. 11-1404 has been
consolidated with this case. FCC filed a Motion to Dismiss on November 7, 2011. FCC’s reply in support
of motion to dismiss filed December 1, 2011. FCC’s Motion to Hold in Abeyance filed November 29,
2011. December 8, 2011 Order consolidates case numbers 11-1356, 11-1403, 11-1404, and 11-1411 with
lead case number 11-1355.





Name:
MetroPCS Communications, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
11-1404
Court: D.C.
Cir.
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Preserving the Open Internet; Broadband Industry Practices (rel. Dec. 23, 2010)
FCC 10-201; GN Docket No. 09-191; WC Docket No. 07-52.C. Cir.
Case Description:
MetroPCS challenges the Commission's implementation of rules safeguarding the openness of the Internet.
Status:
Petition for Review filed October 21, 2011. Per October 25, 2011 Order, this case has been consolidated
with case number 11-1403. FCC’s Motion to Hold in Abeyance filed November 29, 2011. December 8,
2011 Order consolidates case numbers 11-1356, 11-1403, 11-1404, and 11-1411 with lead case number 11-
1355.

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Name:
Free Press v. FCC
Case No:
11-1411
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Preserving the Open Internet; Broadband Industry Practices (rel. Dec. 23, 2010)
FCC 10-201; GN Docket No. 09-191; WC Docket No. 07-52
Case Description:

Status:
Petition for Review filed September 28, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed October 5,
2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on October 6, 2011. FCC’s
Motion to Hold in Abeyance filed November 29, 2011. December 8, 2011 Order consolidates case
numbers 11-1356, 11-1403, 11-1404, and 11-1411 with lead case number 11-1355.



Name:
TV Communications Network, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
11-1443
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: TV Communications Network, Inc.; Request for Waiver of the Installment Payment
Rules and Reinstatement of Licenses
Case Description:
Petitioner seeks review of FCC’s dismissal of late-filed petition for reconsideration of FCC order denying
request for waiver of FCC rules that provide for automatic cancellation of TV Communications Network’s
licenses for its failure to make timely installment payments.
Status:
Petition for Review filed November 14, 2011. Record filed December 21, 2011. FCC’s motion to dismiss
filed December 22, 2011, and reply filed March 1, 2012. FCC’s motion for summary affirmance and
motion to dismiss granted by April 18, 2012 Order. Petition for Rehearing En Banc filed June 4, 2012.


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Name:
Northern Valley Communications, LLC v. FCC
Case No:
11-1467
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Sprint Communications Company L.P. v. Northern Valley Communications, LLC (rel.
July 18, 2011 and November 14, 2011). FCC 11-111 and 11-170.
Case Description:
In this traffic pumping case, Northern Valley challenges the Commission's decision holding that access
charges may be imposed on an IXC by a terminating CLEC only when the "end user" is a paying customer
of the LEC.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 1, 2011. Unopposed motion to consolidate granted by December 9,
2011 Court order. Record filed January 19, 2012. Initial brief filed June 1, 2012 and final brief due July
23, 2012.



Name:
Northern Valley Communications, LLC v. FCC
Case No:
11-1468
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Qwest Communications Company, LLC v. Northern Valley Communications, LLC (rel.
June 7, 2011 and October 5, 2011). FCC 11-87 and 11-148.
Case Description:
In this traffic pumping case, Northern Valley challenges the Commission's decision holding that access
charges may be imposed on an IXC by a terminating CLEC only when the "end user" is a paying customer
of the LEC.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 1, 2011. Unopposed motion to consolidate granted by December 9,
2011 Court order. This case is consolidated with Case No. 11-1467.



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Name:
Sky Angel U.S., LLC v. FCC
Case No:
12-1119
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of Sky Angel U.S., LLC Emergency Petition for Temporary Standstill (rel. April 21, 2010).
DA 10-679. Not docketed.
Case Description:
Sky Angel, an Internet-based video distributor, has petitioned for a writ of mandamus directing the
Commission to act on its program access complaint against Discovery Communications, which has been
pending for two years.
Status:
Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed February 27, 2012. Response to Writ of Mandamus filed April 5,
2012.






Name:
The Conference Group, LLC v. FCC
Case No:
12-1124
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of Request for Review by InterCall, Inc. of Decision of Universal Service Administrator (rel.
June 30, 2008). CC Docket No. 96-45. FCC 08-160.
Case Description:
Petitioner challenges the FCC’s determination that InterCall, Inc. and all similarly-situated audio bridging
service providers are required to contribute directly to the universal service fund.
Status:
Petition for Review filed February 29, 2012. Record filed April 16, 2012.





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Name:
inContact, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
12-1133
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Universal Service Contribution Methodology Applications for Review of a Decision by
the Wireline Competition Bureau by inContact, Inc. (rel. Jan. 5, 2012). WC Docket 06-122. FCC 12-4.
Case Description:
inContact petitions the Court to compel the FCC to act on their June 7, 2010 application for review of a
WCB order which dismissed InContact's request for review of a decision by Universal Service
Administrative Company
Status:
Petition for Review filed March 5, 2012. Record filed 4/20/12. Initial brief due August 8, 2012 and final
brief due September 12, 2012.








Name:
In re: ANDA, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
12-1145
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:

Case Description:
Seeks a writ of mandamus to compel the FCC to docket and to act expeditiously on its petition for
declaratory ruling that requests the FCC to identify the statutory basis, if any, for its regulation requiring an
opt-out notice on facsimile advertisements transmitted with the recipient’s consent.
Status:
Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed March 12, 2012. Response filed May 24, 2012.




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Name:
Warren C. Havens v. FCC
Case No:
12-1169
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Warren C. Havens Applications to Provide AMTS Stations at Various Locations in Texas
and Chaffee, Aspen, Colorado Springs, Copper Mountain, and Leadville, Colorado (rel. Mar 12, 2012).
FCC 12-26. Not Docketed.
Case Description:

Status:
Petition for Review filed April 11, 2012. FCC Motion to Dismiss and Defer Filing of the Record filed
May 16, 2012.





Name:
In re: Percy Squire v. FCC
Case No:
12-1204
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:

Case Description:
Squire seeks a writ of mandamus from the Court directing the FCC to rule on Squire's 2007 application for
review of a Media Bureau order approving the involuntary transfer of Ohio radio licenses.
Status:
Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed April 19, 2012. Response filed June 11, 2012.





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Name:
National Association of Broadcasters v. FCC & USA
Case No:
12-1225
Court: D.C.
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
Standardized and Enhanced Disclosure Requirements for Television Broadcast Licensee Public Interest
Obligations; Extension of the Filing Requirement for Children’s Television Programming Report (FCC
Form 398)
Case Description:

Status:
Petition for Review filed May 21, 2012. Procedural Motion due June 22, 201. Record and Dispositive
Motions due July 9, 2012.





Name:
U.S. v. Glenn A. Baxter
Case No:
12-1196
Court: First
Circuit
FCC Order Description:

Case Description:
Baxter, a ham radio licensee, was found to have violated several FCC rules and was assessed a forfeiture.
On the government's complaint to enforce the forfeiture, the district court entered summary judgment in
the government's favor for $10,000. Baxter now appeals that judgment.
Status:
Notice of Appeal filed February 13, 2012. USA brief filed May 21, 2012.






15



Name:
Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al. v. FCC
Case No:
06-1760-AG
Court: Second
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: complaints regarding various television broadcasts between February 2, 2002 and March 8, 2005,
NAL and MO&O, 21 FCC Rcd 2664 (2006). Not docketed. FCC Order No. 06-17.
Case Description:
Petitioners seek review of portions of the FCC’s order, which resolved numerous indecency complaints
regarding television broadcasts. Case on remand from the Supreme Court.
Status:
Petition for Review is granted per July 13, 2010 Opinion. Petition for rehearing filed August 25, 2010 and
denied by November 22, 2010 Order. Mandate issued December 8, 2010. Government’s petition for a
writ of certiorari granted on June 27, 2011.





Name:
ABC, Inc., et al. v. FCC
Case No:
08-0841-AG
Court: Second
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: complaints against various television licensees concerning their February 25, 2003 broadcast of the
program “NYPD Blue”, File Nos. EB-03-IH-0122 and EB-03-IH-0353, 23 FCC Rcd 3147 (2008). Not
docketed. FCC Order No. 08-55.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge FCC order that imposes a forfeiture of $27,500 each on TV stations affiliated with
and owned by ABC for willfully broadcasting indecent material in an episode of “NYPD Blue” in violation
of 18 U.S.C. 1464 and Section 73.3999 of the FCC’s Rules.
Status:
Oral argument held February 5, 2009. FCC filed supplemental brief on August 23, 2010. On January 4,
2011, the Court issued a summary order granting the petition for review and vacating the order. Mandate
issued February 25, 2011. Government’s petition for a writ of certiorari granted on June 27, 2011.


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Name:
Time Warner Cable Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
11-4138
Court: Second
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Revision of the Commission’s Program Carriage Rules; Leased Commercial Access;
Development of Competition and Diversity in Video Programming Distribution and Carriage (rel. Aug. 1,
2011) FCC 11-119; MB Docket No. 11-131 and 07-42.
Case Description:
Time Warner contends that the Commission’s cable program carriage rules violate the First Amendment
and exceed the agency’s statutory authority
Status:
Petition for Review filed October 11, 2011. Record filed November 21, 2011. January 6, 2012 Order
consolidated case number 11-5152 with this case. Brief due June 26, 2012.


Name:
Cablevision Systems Corporation and MSG Holdings, L.P. v. FCC
Case No:
11-4780
Court: Second
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Verizon Telephone Companies and Verizon Services Corp., Complainants v. Madison
Square Garden, L.P. and Cablevision Systems Corp., Defendants (rel. Nov. 10, 2011) FCC 11-167; and In
the Matter of: AT&T Services, Inc. and Southern New England Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T
Connecticut, Complainants v. Madison Square Garden, L.P. and Cablevision Systems Corp., Defendants
(rel. Nov. 10, 2011) FCC 11-168
Case Description:
Petition for review of Commission orders finding that Cablevision and Madison Square Garden, L.P.
violated Section 628(b) of the Communications Act and related Commission rules in withholding of the
high definition versions of MSG and MSG+ networks from Verizon and AT&T Services in New York and
Connecticut.
Status:
Petition for Review filed November 14, 2011. Memorandum in Support of Emergency Motion for Stay
filed November 15, 2011. FCC’s memorandum in opposition filed November 22, 2011. Motion to Stay
denied by Court order on December 14, 2011. Record filed January 11, 2012. Petitioner’s stipulation
withdrawing appeal is granted by Court Order on March 29, 2012.

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Name:
National Cable & Telecommunications Association v. FCC
Case No:
11-5152
Court: Second
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Revision of the Commission’s Program Carriage Rules; Leased Commercial Access;
Development of Competition and Diversity in Video Programming Distribution and Carriage (rel. Aug. 1,
2011) FCC 11-119; MB Docket No. 11-131 and 07-42
Case Description:
NCTA contends that the Commission’s cable program carriage rules violate the First Amendment and
exceed the agency’s statutory authority
Status:
Petition for Review filed November 7, 2011. Per January 6, 2012 Order, this case has been consolidated
with case number 11-4138.


Name:
CBS Corporation, et al. v. FCC
Case No:
06-3575
Court: Third
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: complaints against various TV licensees concerning their February 1, 2004 broadcast of the Super
Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, 21 FCC Rcd 2760 and Order on Reconsideration, 21 FCC Rcd 6653
(2006). Not docketed. FCC Order No. 06-19 and 06-68.
Case Description:
Petitioners seek review of FCC orders which concluded that the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show was
indecent in violation of federal statutes and regulations and imposed a $550,000 forfeiture on CBS-owned
television licensees. On remand from the Supreme Court.
Status:
Oral argument held February 23, 2010. Brief responding to Court’s questions filed May 18, 2010.
Supplemental brief filed December 22, 2010. November 2, 2011 opinion grants petition for review and
vacates FCC order. Government’s Petition for Rehearing En Banc denied by January 18, 2012 Court
Order. Mandate issued January 27, 2012. Government’s petition for a writ of certiorari filed April 17,
2012.



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Name:
Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC
Case No:
08-3078
Court: Third
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the matter of promoting diversification of ownership in broadcast services, 2006 Quadrennial
Regulatory Review, 23 FCC Rcd 5922 (adopted December 18, 2007, rel. March 5, 2008). FCC Docket
No. MB 07-294 et al. FCC Order No. 07-217.
Case Description:
Petitioner challenges changes in some FCC rules and policies on media ownership by minorities and
women are arbitrary and capricious and contrary to law.
Status:
Per Court Order of March 23, 2010, stay is hereby lifted. FCC brief filed July 21, 2010. Final brief filed
September 21, 2010. Letter brief filed February 16, 2011. Oral argument held February 24, 2011. July 7,
2011 Judgment affirmed in part and vacated and remanded in part FCC’s December 18, 2007 order.
Petition for rehearing/rehearing en banc denied by September 6, 2011 court order. Mandate issued
September 15, 2011. Petitions for writs of certiorari filed December 5, 2011, by various broadcasters.





Name:
Paetec Communications, Inc., et al. v. MCI Communications Services, Inc., et al.
Case No:
11-2268, et al.
Court: Third
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
None
Case Description:

Status:
Third Circuit invites the FCC to file an amicus brief. Brief filed March 14, 2012.






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Name:
Verizon PA Inc. v. PA Public Utility Commission
Case No:
11-2712
Court: Third
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
None
Case Description:
In an appeal involving a Pennsylvania PUC decision concerning unbundled network elements, the Third
Circuit has asked the FCC to file an amicus brief addressing whether certain dark fiber arrangements
qualify under our rules as “fiber-based collocators” that should be counted in considering whether Verizon
must unbundle transport and high capacity loop elements.
Status:
Third Circuit invites the FCC to file an amicus brief. Brief filed April 13, 2012. Opinion issued June 5,
2012 affirmed District court decision.





Name:
TCR Sports Broadcasting v. FCC
Case No:
11-1151
Court: Fourth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the matter of TCR Sports Broadcasting Holding, LLP d/b/a Mid-Atlantic Sports Network v. Time
Warner Cable, Inc. (rel. March 5, 2008). Not docketed. FCC Order No. 10-202.
Case Description:
TCR Sports seeks review on the ground that the order is contrary to law, exceeds the Commission's
jurisdiction or authority, and is arbitrary, capricious, or an abuse of discretion.
Status:
Record filed April 4, 2011. Initial brief filed May 26, 2011. Final brief filed June 27, 2011. Oral
argument held January 26, 2012. On May 14, 2012, court issued opinion affirming Commission’s order.



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Name:
New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC v. Edward Finley, Jr.
Case No:
10-2221
Court: Fourth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
None
Case Description:
A federal district court upheld the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s ruling that when an intermediate
carrier transmits a telephone call from the network of a rural local exchange carrier to the network of a
wireless service provider, the wireless service provider is responsible for paying the intermediate carrier’s
transit charges. Two wireless service providers appeal from the district court’s decision.
Status:
Fourth Circuit asked FCC to file amicus brief. Amicus brief filed October 20, 2011. Oral argument held
October 26, 2011. March 15, 2012 Court Opinion affirms the judgment of the district court. Mandate
issued April 6, 2012.




Name:
City of Arlington, Texas v. FCC
Case No:
10-60039
Court: Fifth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Petition for Declaratory Ruling to Clarify Provisions of Section 332(c)(7)(B) to Ensure
Timely Siting Review and to Preempt Under Section 253 State and Local Ordinances that Classify all
Wireless Siting Proposals as Requiring a Variance. FCC Order No. 09-99. FCC Docket: WT 08-165
Case Description:
Petitioner challenges a declaratory ruling in which the FCC interpreted the phrase “reasonable period of
time” in 47 U.S.C. 332(c)(7)(B)(ii). That statute requires State and local governments to act on personal
wireless facility siting applications “within a reasonable period of time.”
Status:
Case is removed from abeyance per August 12, 2010 letter from the Court. Record filed September 21,
2010. Initial brief and record excerpts filed December 22, 2010. Oral argument held June 8, 2011.
Petition for Review denied by January 23, 2012 Court Opinion. Petitioner and Intervenor Petitions for
Rehearing En Banc denied by Court Order on March 29, 2012. Mandate issued April 6, 2012.

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Name:
City of San Antonio, Texas v. FCC
Case No:
10-60805
Court: Fifth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Petition for Declaratory Ruling to Clarify Provisions of Section 332(c)(7)(B) to Ensure
Timely Siting Review and to Preempt Under Section 253 State and Local Ordinances that Classify all
Wireless Siting Proposals as Requiring a Variance. FCC Order No. 10-144. FCC Docket: WT 08-165
Case Description:
Petitioner challenges a declaratory ruling in which the FCC interpreted the phrase “reasonable period of
time” in 47 U.S.C. 332(c)(7)(B)(ii). That statute requires State and local governments to act on personal
wireless facility siting applications “within a reasonable period of time.”
Status:
Petition for Review filed October 1, 2010. This case is associated with City of Arlington, Texas, No.
10-60039. Court opinion of January 23, 2012 dismisses petition for review because of lack of
jurisdiction. Mandate issued April 7, 2012.





Name:
USA v. Raymond Frank
Case No:
11-50848
Court: Fifth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Raymond Frank, Austin, TX (rel. Nov. 9, 2009). DA 09-2390; File No. EB-09-HU-0051
Case Description:
The U.S. seeks to enforce an FCC forfeiture order against Frank for unlicensed broadcasting.
Status:
Notice of Appeal filed September 15, 2011. Brief filed February 2, 2012.





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Name:
USA v. Jerry Stevens, et al.
Case No:
11-50862
Court: Fifth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of Jerry and Deborah Stevens, Austin, TX (rel. Jan. 7, 2010). DA 10-15. File No. EB 09-
HU-0065
Case Description:
The U.S. seeks to enforce an FCC forfeiture order against Stevens for unlicensed broadcasting.
Status:
Notice of Appeal filed September 19, 2011. Brief filed February 2, 2012.








Name:
Joseph M. Hill, Trustee in Bankruptcy for Lakehills Consulting, LP v. FCC
Case No:
12-60070
Court: Fifth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
Request for Review of Decisions of the Universal Service Administrator by Joseph M. Mill Trustee in
Bankruptcy for Lakehills Consulting, LP, Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support
Case Description:
In this E-rate program case, the bankruptcy trustee for Lakehills Consulting challenges the Commission’s
order which affirmed USAC’s decision to rescind funding commitments based on violations of the
Commission’s competitive bidding rules.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 27, 2012. Record filed March 7, 2012. Brief filed May 21, 2012.




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Name:
Dayton Access Television, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
07-4467
Court: Sixth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: implementation of Section 621(a)(1) of the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 as amended
by the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, 22 FCC Rcd 19633 (2007).
FCC Docket No. MB 05-311. FCC Order No. 07-190.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge the FCC’s decision to extend a number of the rules adopted in the first Section 621
Order to applications for franchise renewals by incumbent cable operators.
Status:
Held in abeyance.





Name:
United Church of Christ Office of Communication, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
08-3245
Court: Sixth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the matter of leased commercial access, R&O and Further NPR, 23 FCC Rcd 2909 (2008). FCC Docket
No. MB 07-42. FCC Order No. 07-208.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge the FCC’s modification of its leased access rules, which require cable operators to
provide channel capacity for commercial use by unaffiliated programmers pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 532.
Status:
Held in abeyance.






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Name:
Michael R. Nack v. Douglas P. Walburg
Case No:
11-1460
Court: Eighth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
None
Case Description:
The Eighth Circuit in this case invited the FCC to address whether section 64.1200(a)(3(iv) of the FCC's
rules requires a facsimile advertisement that is sent with the receipt's prior express approval to contain an
"opt out" notice.

Status:
Eighth Circuit asked FCC to file amicus brief. Amicus brief filed February 24, 2012.





Name:
Ronan Telephone Company, et al. v. FCC
Case No:
05-71995
Court: Ninth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In re: developing a unified intercarrier compensation regime; T-Mobile, et al. Petition for declaratory
ruling regarding incumbent LEC wireless termination tariffs, 20 FCC Rcd 4855 (2005). FCC Docket No.
CC01-92. FCC Order No. 05-42.
Case Description:
Petitioners seek review of the FCC’s decision that incumbent local exchange carriers had been permitted to
file wireless termination tariffs, and adopting new rules to prohibit that practice on a prospective basis.
Status:
Petitioner’s Unopposed Motion to Vacate Briefing Schedule and to Hold in Further Abeyance denied by
March 20, 2012 Order. Brief due July 16, 2012.




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Name:
Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
09-17311
Court: Ninth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
None
Case Description:
Minority Television Project is the licensee of a non-commercial educational station in San Francisco.
After the station was found to have broadcast unlawful promotional advertisements and fined $10,000, it
filed suit in district court challenging both the fine and aspects of the restrictions on promotional
advertisements on public stations. The district court dismissed part of Minority's case and granted
summary judgment in favor of the government on the remainder. Minority now seeks appellate review of
those decisions.
Status:
Government’s brief filed April 22, 2010. Oral argument held on November 1, 2010. April 12, 2012
Opinion affirms the district court judgment in part and reverses in part. Date to seek rehearing extended
until June 28, 2012.




Name:
Herring Broadcasting, Inc., d/b/a Wealth TV v. FCC
Case No:
11-73134
Court: Ninth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Herring Broadcasting Inc., d/b/a WealthTV, et al., FCC 11-94. MB Docket No. 08-214.
Case Description:

Status:
Petition for Review filed October 18, 2011. Record filed November 23, 2011. Settlement assessment
teleconference held December 2, 2011. Answering brief filed April 24, 2012.





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Name:
Qwest Corporation v. FCC
Case No:
10-9543
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Petition of Qwest Corporation for Forbearance Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 160(c) in
the Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan Statistical Area (rel. June 22, 2010). FCC Order No. 10-113. FCC
Docket WC 09-135.
Case Description:
Qwest challenges the Commission June 22, 2010, order denying its petition for forbearance from certain
network element unbundling requirements and from certain dominant carrier regulatory obligations in the
Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Status:
Petition for Review filed July 30, 2010. Final brief filed March 18, 2011. Oral argument held on
September 15, 2011.





Name:
Direct Communications Cedar Valley, LLC, et al. v. FCC
Case No:
11-9581
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 8, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.


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Name:
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission v. FCC
Case No:
11-9585
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 5, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.





Name:
Choctaw Telephone Company v. FCC
Case No:
11-9586
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 8, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.


28



Name:
Core Communications, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
11-9587
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 2, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.





Name:
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates v. FCC
Case No:
11-9588
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 8, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.


29





Name:
National Telecommunications Cooperative Association v. FCC
Case No:
11-9589
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 9, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.


Name:
Cellular South, Inc. d/b/a C. Spire Wireless v. FCC
Case No:
11-9590
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 8, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.



30


Name:
AT&T Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
11-9591
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 9, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.






Name:
Halo Wireless, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
11-9592
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 9, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.


31



Name:
Transcom Enhanced Services, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
11-9594
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 9, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.






Name:
The Voice on the Net Coalition, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
11-9595
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 23, 2011. This case is consolidated with case number 11-9900.




32


Name:
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio v. FCC
Case No:
11-9596
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 8, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.





Name:
tw telecom inc. v. FCC
Case No:
11-9597
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 29, 2011. This case is consolidated with case number 11-9900.






33


Name:
Vermont Public Service Board v. FCC
Case No:
12-9500
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 9, 2011. Notice of Multicircuit Petitions for Review filed December
13, 2011. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate these petitions for review on December 14, 2011. This case is
consolidated with case number 11-9900.






Name:
The State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas. v. FCC
Case No:
12-9510
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 27, 2012. This case is consolidated with case number 11-9900.





34




Name:
CenturyLink, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
12-9511
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 24, 2012. Petitioner’s motion to transfer to Tenth Circuit granted by
Court Order on January 25, 2012. This case is consolidated with case number 11-9900.







Name:
Gila River Indian Community, et al. v. FCC
Case No:
12-9513
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 30, 2012. This case is consolidated with case number 11-9900.



35




Name:
Allband Communications Cooperative v. FCC
Case No:
12-9514
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed December 29, 2011. Transferred to Tenth Circuit on January 31, 2011. This case
is consolidated with case number 11-9900.






Name:
North County Communications Corporation v. FCC
Case No:
12-9517
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 24, 2012. This case is consolidated with case number 11-9900.




36


Name:
United States Cellular Corporation v. FCC
Case No:
12-9520
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 30, 2012. Case has been transferred to the 10th Circuit and consolidated
with case number 11-9900.







Name:
PR Wireless, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
12-9521
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 30, 2012. Case has been transferred to the 10th Circuit and consolidated
with case number 11-9900.





37



Name:
DOCOMO Pacific, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
12-9522
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 30, 2012. Case has been transferred to the 10th Circuit and consolidated
with case number 11-9900.







Name:
Nex-Tech Wireless, LLC and Cellular Network Partnership v. FCC
Case No:
12-9523
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 30, 2012. Case has been transferred to the 10th Circuit and consolidated
with case number 11-9900.




38



Name:
U.S. Telepacific Corp. v. FCC
Case No:
12-9524
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 27, 2012. Case is consolidated with case number 11-9900.








Name:
U.S. Telepacific Corp. v. FCC
Case No:
12-9528
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-189
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 30, 2012. Case is consolidated with case number 11-9900





39



Name:
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. v. FCC
Case No:
12-9530
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 18, 2012. Case numbers 12-1038, 12-1039, 12-1049, 12-1055, and 12-
1065 have been consolidated with this case. FCC’s Motion to Transfer granted by Court order dated
March 2, 2012. This case has been transferred to the Tenth Circuit and consolidated with case number 11-
9900.





Name:
NARUC v. FCC
Case No:
12-9531
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 20, 2012. Per January 24, 2012 Court Order, this case has been
consolidated with case number 12-1031. This case has been transferred to the Tenth Circuit and
consolidated with case number 11-9900.



40





Name:
Rural Independent Competitive Alliance v. FCC
Case No:
12-9532
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 24, 2012. This case has been consolidated with case number 12-1031.
This case has been transferred to the Tenth Circuit and consolidated with case number 11-9900.






Name:
Rural Telephone Service Company, Inc., et al. v. FCC
Case No:
12-9533
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 25, 2012. This case has been consolidated with case number 12-1031.
This case has been transferred to the Tenth Circuit and consolidated with case number 11-9900.



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Name:
Arizona Corporation Commission v. FCC
Case No:
12-9534
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Connect America Fund. WC 10-90, 07-135, 05-337 and 03-109; GN 09-51; CC 01-92
and 96-45; WT 10-208. FCC 11-161.
Case Description:
Petitioners challenge various aspects of an order in which the FCC comprehensively reformed its universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems.
Status:
Petition for Review filed January 27, 2012. This case has been consolidated with case number 12-1031.
This case has been transferred to the Tenth Circuit and consolidated with case number 11-9900.



Name:
Council Tree Investors, Inc., et al. v. FCC
Case No:
12-9543
Court: Tenth
Circuit
FCC Order Description:
In the Matter of: Waiver of Section 1.2110(b)(3)(iv)(A) of the Commission’s Rules for the Upper 700
MHz Band D Block License (rel. Nov. 15, 2007). FCC 07-197. In the Matter of: Implementation of the
Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and Modernization of the Commission’s Competitive Bidding
Rules and Procedures (rel. Feb. 1, 2012). WT Docket No. 05-211. FCC 12-12.
Case Description:

Status:
Petition for Review filed March 29, 2012. Record filed May 9, 2012. Brief due July 18, 2012.




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Name:
LSSI Data Corp. v. Comcast Phone, LLC
Case No:
11-12221-EE
Court: Eleventh
Circuit
FCC Order Description:

Case Description:

Status:
Court invites FCC to file amicus brief. Brief due June 4, 2012. FCC Motion for Extension of Time (until
June 18, 2012) to File Brief, filed May 29, 2012.









Name:
FCC & USA v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al. and FCC & USA v. ABC, Inc., et. al.
Case No:
10-1293
Court: Supreme
Court
FCC Order Description:

Case Description:

Status:
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed April 21, 2011. Government response to respondents’ briefs filed
June 9, 2011. Government’s opening brief filed September 7, 2011 and reply brief filed December 6,
2011. Oral argument held January 10, 2012.



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Name:
Media General, Inc. v. FCC & USA
Case No:
11-691
Court: Supreme
Court
FCC Order Description:

Case Description:
Petitions seeking Supreme Court review of Third Circuit decision in Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC
involving the Commission's media ownership rules.
Status:
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed December 5, 2011. Government response filed March 7, 2012.





Name:
Tribune Company, et al. v. FCC & USA
Case No:
11-696
Court: Supreme
Court
FCC Order Description:

Case Description:
Petitions seeking Supreme Court review of Third Circuit decision in Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC
involving the Commission's media ownership rules.
Status:
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed December 5, 2011. Government response filed March 7, 2012.





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Name:
National Association of Broadcasters v. FCC & USA
Case No:
11-698
Court: Supreme
Court
FCC Order Description:

Case Description:
Petitions seeking Supreme Court review of Third Circuit decision in Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC
involving the Commission's media ownership rules.
Status:
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed December 5, 2011. Government response filed March 7, 2012.


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