Sprint Says DBSD Claim Decision Belongs With FCC

Law360, New York (November 20, 2009, 6:05 PM EST) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. has claimed a bankruptcy court made a reversible error in striking down its $1.9 billion spectrum-clearing reimbursement claims against DBSD North American Inc., saying the final call on the claim should go to the Federal Communications Commission.

In a brief filed Friday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Sprint called a bench decision from the bankruptcy judge overseeing the Chapter 11 case of DBSD and its affiliates “nonsensical” in interpreting a previous FCC order pertaining to spectrum-clearing...
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