FCC must defend net neutrality repeal in court against dozens of litigants

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Twelve lawsuits filed against the Federal Communications Commission over its network neutrality repeal have been consolidated into one suit that will be heard at a federal appeals court in California. The 12 lawsuits were filed by more than three dozen entities, including state attorneys general, consumer advocacy groups, and tech companies. Here's a list of who filed the 12 lawsuits against the FCC:

  • Mozilla Corp.
  • Vimeo, Inc.
  • Public Knowledge
  • Open Technology Institute
  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, along with Democratic attorneys general from 21 other states and the District of Columbia
  • National Hispanic Media Coalition
  • Benton Foundation
  • Free Press
  • Coalition for Internet Openness, representing tech companies Automattic, Foursquare Labs, Etsy, Expa, Kickstarter, and Shutterstock
  • Etsy (filing by itself)
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • County of Santa Clara, California

There's no schedule for the consolidated lawsuit yet. The case could be decided about one year from now if it ends up following a similar timeline as when the FCC successfully defends net neutrality rules in 2016.


FCC must defend net neutrality repeal in court against dozens of litigants