DOJ Challenge Put On Ice As AT&T Rethinks T-Mobile Deal

Law360, New York (December 12, 2011, 3:33 PM EST) -- AT&T Inc. is considering revising its $39 billion merger with T-Mobile USA Inc. in the face of a federal antitrust challenge, the company said Monday as a Washington federal judge agreed to put the litigation on hold until mid-January.

The DOJ had already told U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle on Friday that it had planned to seek a stay, but AT&T's attorneys had campaigned to keep the case on an expedited schedule that would see a trial begin in February. The Washington federal judge proved skeptical,...
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