Int’l Tel. & Tel. Corp. v. Gen. Tel. & Elecs. Corp. 449 F. Supp. 1158 (D. Haw. 1978)

In the early 1970s, AT&T and GTE were the two basic telephone companies in the United States. Plaintiff ITT hired Blecher Collins & Pepperman to represent them in separate suits against these giants to break up their powerful monopoly in the telephone equipment and service business. The suits were successful, and private antitrust cases became the trailblazer for the wider, government-led effort that followed challenging the entrenched telecommunications monopolies.