After reviewing the play, Sprint's "home run" declared a ground-rule double

On June 12, 2008, Sprint avoided liability when a California jury ruled in its favor in a trial involving the contentious issue of early termination fees (ETFs) in wireless service contracts.  In later commentary, this blog characterized that result as a "home run" for Sprint.  It turns out that such a declaration was premature.  Late Monday, issues of law decided by the Court did not go in Sprint's favor.  Sprint was ordered to refund almost $20 million to consumers that paid ETFs.  (David Kravetz, Sprint Ordered to Pay Millions in Early Termination Fee Flap (July 29, 2008)