The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the city did properly notify T-Mobile of its decision to reject the company's request to install three cell towers in its jurisdiction, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The company originally applied to build three towers in November 2009. The Milton City Council in April 2010 rejected two applications, but placed height restrictions on the third one after residents voiced their opposition.
T-Mobile filed suit, claiming the city violated the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and that it did not put in writing its denial of the applications. A U.S. District Court judge agreed in 2011, saying the city didn't offer details or reasons behind the denial.
Milton appealed the decision, and the court on Thursday overturned the lower court's ruling. If T-Mobile does not appeal, the case goes back to the District Court.