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Judge Rules in Favor of Verizon's 3G Commercials

A federal judge in Atlanta has ruled against AT&T in the carrier's request for an injunction against Verizon. The proposed restraining order would prevent Verizon from airing commercials using the side-by-side comparison of the two companies' 3G maps.

Having filed complaints about two of Verizon's advertisements, AT&T was seeking a temporary restraining order that would take the ads off the air until the two companies went to court over the issue. This request was denied yesterday and as you can imagine, AT&T aren't pleased. However, the company remains adamant that Verizon's commercials are misleading the public.

"While we are disappointed with the court's decision on our request for a temporary restraining order, we still feel strongly that Verizon's ads mislead consumers into thinking that AT&T doesn't offer wireless service in large portions of the country, which is clearly not the case," Mark Siegel, a spokesman for AT&T, said in an e-mail according to CNet. "We look forward to presenting our case to the court in the near future."

So, we haven't seen the last of this little tiff just yet.

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