DOJ Seeks To Delay Suit Over AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

Law360, Washington (December 9, 2011, 12:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice asked a Washington federal judge on Friday to postpone its suit seeking to block AT&T Inc.'s merger with T-Mobile USA Inc. beyond the currently scheduled February trial date, given AT&T's recent withdrawal of its application for Federal Communications Commission approval.

DOJ attorney Joseph Wayland said the department would move next week to withdraw without prejudice or stay the proceedings until AT&T refiles an application with the FCC, drawing sympathy from U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, who said she would hold...
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