County resolves cell tower lawsuits

DeKalb County resolved lawsuits filed by communications company T-Mobile. The lawsuits were filed after Interim CEO Lee May denied permit applications to place T-Mobile cell phone towers at two DeKalb County schools.

The U.S. District Court of North Georgia granted DeKalb County a summary judgment in T-Mobile’s lawsuit regarding the cell tower planned for the Lakeside High School property. Subsequently, T-Mobile canceled nine leases for cell towers on other school properties which led to the voluntary dismissal of the second lawsuit regarding the cell tower at Margaret Harris Comprehensive School.

T-Mobile also remitted $5,378.61 to DeKalb County to cover an award of court costs related to the litigation.

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