DOJ Fights States' Bid To Pause Sprint, T-Mobile Deal Review

Law360 (October 24, 2019, 6:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing back against a bid from a contingent of states that are suing to block the planned merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, telling a D.C. federal court there's no reason to delay its review of a settlement clearing the deal.

DOJ, along with T-Mobile, Sprint and Dish Network, filed responses Wednesday to a motion from the states earlier this month that asked the court to hold off on its public interest review of the government's merger settlement until after their lawsuit seeking to torpedo the transaction resolved.

The settlement would see Sprint unload its prepaid businesses,...

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