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TRIAL IN GTE SUIT BEGINS MONDAY

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A civil trial is to begin Monday on Home Shopping Network's $1.5 billion lawsuit alleging that faulty GTE Corp. equipment kept thousands of customers on hold waiting for idle sales operators.

The trial in Pinellas Circuit Court also includes GTE's countering slander suit against the video retailer. The case is expected to last six weeks.Home Shopping Network sued GTE; a subsidiary; and GTE Florida, the local telephone company in 1987 alleging fraud linked to telephone equipment.