* But Verizon will still use map comparisons in ads
* Both companies decline to comment
* Verizon shares rise 0.8 pct, AT&T shares up 0.6 pct
NEW YORK, Dec 2 AT&T Inc (T.N) and Verizon
Wireless have dropped legal cases against each other after a
public battle over advertising their high-speed wireless
services, but Verizon said it was continuing to advertise with
maps that had started the fight.
AT&T had complained about ads from its bigger rival, a
venture of Verizon Communications (VZ.N) and Vodafone Group Plc
(VOD.L), and tried to stop it from using "misleading" coverage
maps in a lawsuit filed in a court in Atlanta.
But on Wednesday it withdrew the case without saying why.
Verizon Wireless also said that it dropped a case it had filed
against AT&T in New York.
Both companies declined to comment on the legal cases, but
Verizon Wireless said its "There's a Map for that" ad campaign
was continuing with the same language and the same maps as
Shares in Verizon Communications were up 0.8 percent at
$32.61 in early afternoon trading on the New York Stock
Exchange, where AT&T stock was up 0.6 percent at $27.33.
(Reporting by Sinead Carew; Editing by Tim Dobbyn)
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