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Published: May 22, 2007
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Consumer lawsuit rejected
The Supreme Court sided Monday with the nation's largest local phone companies in a lawsuit by consumers alleging anticompetitive business practices.

The court ruled 7-2 that the suit lacked any specifics in accusing the companies of secretly agreeing not to compete in each other's territories for local telephone and high-speed Internet service.

It is not enough to make a bare assertion of conspiracy, Justice David Souter wrote for the majority.

Souter said the complaint alleging restraint of trade "comes up short.”

IN OTHER NEWS
UCO professor joins Edmond company
Pam New has joined the staff of Edmond-based NanoBioMagnetics Inc. to support and conduct research into the use of magnetically responsive nanoparticles, officials said.

Before joining NanoBioMagnetics, New served as an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma where she taught courses in general chemistry.

In her position at NanoBioMagnetics, New will assist the company's scientific staff in the development of nanoparticle constructs for vectored delivery of chemotherapeutics.

Nanotech expert to address expo
Nationally known nanotechnology expert Enrique Barrera will be one of the keynote speakers Wednesday at the sixth annual Oklahoma Aerospace Summit & Expo at the Cox Convention Center, officials said.

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