T-Mobile, Sprint Pare Down States' Evidence Ahead Of Trial

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 8:30 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge barred states behind a legal challenge to T-Mobile's planned purchase of Sprint from using foreign wireless merger studies Monday, saying their relevance would be “dubious at best.”

The telecom titans hoping to merge argued that studies pertaining to transactions in foreign wireless markets aren’t clearly linked to the instant case and could prompt time-consuming mini-trials to determine their relevance, and U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero agreed.

“The court finds that the relevance of wireless services mergers in foreign markets is dubious at best,” he said Monday.

Despite some similarities between mergers in foreign and domestic wireless...

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