By: EDITORIAL STAFF
AP monopoly case dismissed
A federal appeals court has upheld the 1996 dismissal of a lawsuit accusing The Associated Press of trying to monopolize the electronic delivery of newspaper advertising, the AP reports. Ad delivery company AD/SAT had filed suit, alleging the AP’s 5-year-old AdSEND service, which delivers ads to newspapers via satellite, poses a monopoly threat. A federal district court dismissed the suit in 1996, saying there were other competitors in the market. Other defendants in the suit were the Newspaper Association of America, the National Newspaper Network, Cox Enterprises Inc., Advance Publications Inc., and four AP member papers.
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