National Security Cited In AT&T Chancery Cell Suit Pull

Law360, Wilmington (October 8, 2019, 8:15 PM EDT) -- Backed by U.S. Justice Department warnings that "state secrets" will be disclosed in a long-running brawl over cell phone company partnership agreements, an AT&T-affiliated group late Monday removed to federal court a nine-year-old consolidated Chancery Court suit originally tied to merger and contract disputes.

The DOJ said in a notice that the case became "removable" on Sept. 17 when Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster granted discovery into matters that included national security issues, as part of a lawsuit brought by more than a dozen minority cellular company investors against AT&T Mobility LLC and its subsidiaries. The authority was supposedly triggered again...

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