Sprint Suit Over AT&T Merger Goes Where DOJ Doesn't

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Far from being a mere tagalong to the U.S. Justice Department’s case, Sprint Nextel Corp.’s challenge to AT&T Inc.’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc. raises new allegations and alternate legal theories that are nowhere to be found in the antitrust watchdog's more orthodox complaint.

Ever since Dallas-based AT&T announced plans in March to scoop up Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile, Sprint has waged an aggressive and far-reaching public relations campaign against the deal, arguing the proposed transaction would only serve to strengthen the duopoly AT&T...
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