MCI WorldCom Merger Suits
GTE v. MCI and WorldCom
Cable and Wireless v. MCI and Worldcom
Suit #1. GTE Corp. et. al., v. WorldCom Inc. and MCI Corp., Case No. 98-CV-1155, filed May 7, 1998, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia.
Suit #2. Cable and Wireless plc v. MCI Corp. and WorldCom Inc., Case No. 98-CV-1460, filed June 10, 1998, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia.
Nature of the Cases. Both of the suits arise out of the planned merger between telecommunications companies WorldCom and MCI. Telecommunications competitor GTE sued them alleging that they will concentrate too much Internet backbone, in violation of antitrust laws. MCI subsequently contracted to sell certain of its Internet backbone assets to Cable and Wireless plc. Cable and Wireless then brought the second action, seeking to enjoin MCI from negotiating to sell its Internet assets to any other company.
Defendants. The Defendants are the same in both suits, MCI and WorldCom.
Chronology with links to Pleading -- GTE v. MCI and WorldCom.
Chronology with Links to Pleadings -- Cable and Wireless v. MCI and WorldCom.
Attorneys for GTE.
Attorneys for Cable & Wireless plc.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.