Law Review: Detariffing and the Death of the Filed Tariff Doctrine


After nearly two decades and several trips to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit Court”), the Federal Communications Commission’s wish to rid itself of the burden of processing and warehousing reams of long-distance domestic tariffs became a reality on July 31, 2001.

This Law Review article provides an analysis of the detariffing decision and the resulting ripple effects of eliminating the filed tariff doctrine.

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