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Civil Law Court places stay order on Liberia Telecom. Authority

Joseph Koon/Maximilian Kasseh

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Civil Law Court has placed a stay order on the Liberia Telecommunication Authority’s mandate to cancel the three-day free calls by GSM companies in Liberia.

The court’s decision followed an application filed by Orange Liberia lawyer, Cllr. Jallah Barbu, for Judicial Review of the LTA’s action.

Cllr. Barbu in his argument said the LTA lacks the authority to determine and impose surcharges without the National Legislature.

He maintained that the LTA’s February 25 order lacks legal basis, and as such, Orange Liberia’s application for Judicial Review should be granted to prevent LTA’s February 25 decision from taking hold.

Cllr.Barbu’s request has compelled Judge Yussif Kaba to issue a writ of Summons for LTA Chairman, Irvin Brown, to appear in court or risk losing the matter by default judgment.

 


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