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Digicel Case Against LIME Thrown Out

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. June 11, 2009: A contempt case brought by Digicel against LIME, a telecommunications rival in Jamaica, has been thrown out by a court judge.

Justice Glen Brown dismissed the case brought against LIME, LIME’s Country Manager, Geoff Houston and Executive Vice President, Carrier Services, Lawrence McNaughton and ordered Digicel to pay all of the legal costs incurred by LIME. 

Digicel’s contempt proceedings came in response to legal action taken by LIME earlier this year when Digicel allegedly blocked LIME’s international call circuits.

LIME brought a suit against Digicel for damages and breaches of the Interconnection Agreement between the two companies and the Fair Competition Act. 

As part of its case for an injunction, LIME obtained an affidavit from Claro which led to Digicel filing a new action seeking an ex parte injunction against Claro (but which also named LIME in the Order) to prevent the use of the information in the Claro Affidavit.