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NARUSCA v. FCC: Federalism, Line Item Billing, and the Future of Wireless Consumer Protection

By Seth L. Cooper
July 03, 2008
States can regulate line items in customer billing for cellular wireless services. Th us spoke the U.S. Supreme Court, it seems, when it refused to hear National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates v. F.C.C. The denial of certiorari left standing a Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision that state truth-in-billing rules for wireless are not preempted under federal law. Here follows a look back at the Eleventh Circuit’s ruling, as well as a short take on the past, present, and possible future of wireless consumer protection regulation....