SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Friday, a federal judge in Phoenix denied a motion by Verizon Wireless for an order that would have prevented JAWA from doing business with Verizon customers. At the same time, a judge in Austin refused to grant a similar motion made by the Texas Attorney General.
"This was a big victory for our company," said JAWA Founder and CEO Jason Hope. "Verizon Wireless is trying to use its dominant position in the wireless market to put third party content providers like JAWA out of business and we are going to fight them every step of the way."
JAWA has filed a countersuit against Verizon Wireless alleging deliberate business disparagement. "We're not going to take this lying down. Our 240 employees have mortgages to pay and families to feed. I am not about to stand by and allow this corporate giant to put people out of work so it can make a few more million," Hope added.
"These complaints are entirely without merit, and we are surprised that the Texas Attorney General would be party to this obvious power play by Verizon," Hope said.
The Attorney General's office has admitted that JAWA has never had a single consumer complaint filed against the company with its office.
Founded in 2005, Jawa develops software and media solutions enabling people to stay connected to information, entertainment, and communities while on the go. Jawa is a privately held company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jawa is a winner of the "2010 Best Places to Work." For more information on Jawa, please visit http://www.jawa.com.