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common carrier

[¦käm·ən ′kar·ē·ər]
(industrial engineering)
A company recognized by an appropriate regulatory agency as having a vested interest in furnishing communications services or in transporting commodities or people.

common carrier

(communications, company)
(Or "phone company") A private company that offers telecommunications services to the public.

common carrier

A U.S. government-regulated organization that provides telecommunications services for public use, such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and Western Union. The term also refers to transportation companies such as FedEx, UPS, the airlines and railroads. Contrast with private carrier.
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The Ninth Circuit reversed, stating that "when Congress used the term 'common carrier' in the FTC Act, there is no indication it could only have meant 'common carrier to the extent engaged in common carrier activity.
The Supreme Court specifically limited its holdings in Denbury Green to those persons who claim common carrier status under [section] 111.
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Matthew Festa, a professor at the South Texas College of Law, said the proposal "doesn't really seem to address the main issue" in the common carrier debate.
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Finding the common carrier rule "no longer viable as a matter of law or policy," the New York high court concluded "that the token booth clerk's assaultive conduct, which was indisputably outside the scope of her employment, does not give rise to vicarious liability on the part of her employer.
But because the courts have always held that no nexus is created when a common carrier delivers the goods, as opposed to the taxpayer delivering the goods, the Guideline has again adopted a broader position than the courts have been willing to accept.
Authorize any common carrier to transmit anyone's content, including its own.
Actually the specialized common carrier surge of the seventies had its beginning in August, 1969, when the FCC granted the application of Microwave Communications, Incorporated to build and operate a specialized common carrier microwave system between Chicago and St.
All wine direct shipping regulations place the responsibility for verifying the age of the recipient of the wine on the winery or retailer, not the common carrier.
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