Class Action Over Sprint 4G Network Tossed

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. on Tuesday escaped a putative class action accusing the company of falsely claiming its smartphones offer 4G wireless service after a California federal judge ruled he lacks personal jurisdiction over the company.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg said Sprint Nextel is a holding company that does not operate in California, which leaves his court unable to exercise personal jurisdiction over it. Though some of Sprint's 260 subsidiaries do operate in California, that isn't enough, Judge Seeborg said.

“As a general rule, the activities...
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