Running head: FORUM POSTS1Forum PostsName:Institution:Instructor:Course:Date:FORUM POSTS2Form Post 1:William Twombly in the case, Bell Atlantic Corp.v. Twombly along with Lawrence Marcusfiled a class-action complaint against Bell Atlantic Corp. and other telecommunicationcorporations. They contended that Bell Atlantic and other telecommunication companies had beeninvolved in anti-competitive practices, thereby violating Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.The lawsuit also indicated that these telecommunication companies had agreed to ceasecompetition in each others territories,hence eliminating price wars despite theTelecommunication Act of 1996 making it low-cost to do so. The defendant introduced a motionto reject the complaint, in which the District Court ruled in its favor by indicating that the plaintiffhad failed to provide adequate facts to state and allege for the infringement of the Sherman Act.The U.S Court of Appeals upturned this ruling by the lower court by stating that the plaintiff onlyneeded to claim a conspiracy and particular facts that would support the violation of Section 1.The suit could proceed because the Twombly had assumed that the corporations had been involvedin similar conduct and colluded to preserve the conditions for monopoly. However, the SupremeCourt maintained the lower courts decision because the plaintiff had failed to acknowledge anyfacts that indicated a conspiracy to monopolize the industry.Ja ...
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