All of that for nothing.
AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless agreed to have litigation between them over advertising claims dismissed in federal courts in both Georgia and New York, according to legal filings.
The more recent--and high-profile--litigation that was dismissed in Georgia centered on Verizon's "There's a Map For That" advertising campaign, which compares the two companies' 3G network coverage. AT&T argued the ads are misleading because viewers might be led to believe that AT&T does not have any coverage in the white spots on AT&T's map. Last month the judge in that case denied AT&T's request to issue a temporary restraining order that would have forced Verizon to stop showing the ads.
The two companies also dismissed a separate lawsuit filed in July. In that case, submitted to a New York federal court, Verizon asked a judge to determine whether its "America's Most Reliable 3G Network" ads are truthful, a claim AT&T said is misleading. Verizon filed the lawsuit in response to AT&T's claims that Verizon's advertising was false could not be supported.
A Verizon spokesman declined to comment on the dismissal of the case in Georgia. An AT&T spokeswoman declined to comment on the dismissals.
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