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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Metrosvyaz Files Suit

MOSCOW -- The Metrosvyaz Wireless Communication Co. of Cyprus announced Tuesday that it had filed a law suit on Dec. 1 against Leap Wireless International Inc. of San Diego, California, and three of its officers, Harvey White, James Hoffman, Thomas Bernard and others as yet unnamed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

This follows Leap's announcement Sept. 29 that it was ceasing to honor its obligations to fund Metrosvyaz. The Metrosvyaz suit seeks significant damages in excess of $500 million and injunctive relief. Metrosvyaz is also claiming punitive damages several times the amount claimed.

Metrosvyaz Ltd. of Cyprus is a Wireless Communications Company that deploys, owns and operates Wireless Networks in the Russian Federation in close cooperation with the Russian government.