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YANKEE SUES ACC IN STATE COURT AFTER DISMISSED FROM FEDERAL COURT

 YANKEE SUES ACC IN STATE COURT AFTER DISMISSED FROM FEDERAL COURT
 ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ACC Corp. (NASDAQ: ACCC) announced today that it has been informed that Yankee Microwave, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against it, its subsidiary ACC Long Distance Corp., Petricca Communications System, Inc. and others in the Massachusetts Superior Court in Pittsfield, Mass.
 In February 1990, Yankee brought a lawsuit against the same defendants in the United States District Court in Boston. That suit contained claims under both state law and the federal RICO act, all based on allegations that Yankee had been injured by the acquisition by ACC Long Distance Corp. of the business and major assets of Patricca in 1987. On Jan. 9, 1992, the Federal District Court ruled Yankee's RICO count to be without merit, dismissed that count on the merits, and then dismissed the remaining counts without prejudice for lack of federal jurisdiction.
 Chairman and CEO Richart T. Aab said of this most recent filing by Yankee, "While we have not yet been served with process, we understand that this is merely a refiling by Yankee of the state law counts that the federal court dismissed. In connection with the prior action, ACC took the position that these counts were entirely without merit and would be aggressively defended, and our position is unchanged."
 Yankee's filing in Massachusetts is reported to claim "single damages" of $3.3 million, with a request that damages be trebled.
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 /CONTACT: Francis Coleman of ACC Corp., 716-987-3180/
 (ACCC) CO: ACC Corp. ST: New York IN: TLS SU:


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