AT&T Targets Consumers Fighting $39B T-Mobile Merger

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT) -- AT&T Mobility LLC launched a lawsuit Friday in New York that accuses consumers of violating a class action waiver by filing copycat arbitration claims in an effort to block its planned $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA Inc.

AT&T alleges that law firms Bursor & Fisher PA and Faruqi & Faruqi LLP are recruiting customers to lodge thousands of arbitration complaints "as part of a scheme to pressure ATTM into settling meritless claims." The company argues that the unified effort clearly violates a class action waiver...
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