State of Tennessee Ex Rel v. Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Company et al

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State of Tennessee Ex Rel v. Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Company et al
Case Date: 
1905
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Other

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
26
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Opinion only (2 copies). Cumberland (KY company) began telephone business in TN in mid 1880s. Over time, Columbia, TN citizens became dissatisfied with rates; after failing to secure reduction, competing company, City Telephone Co, created to get cheaper service, ultimately resulting in a rate war between the 2 companies & to filing of this suit to oust Cumberland from doing business in TN, alleging various "abuses." Cumberland winning rate wars w/all independents in the state; SC: didn't justify ouster.