Sprint, C Spire Suits Over AT&T Merger Trimmed

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 10:33 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed some antitrust claims brought by Sprint Nextel Corp. and C Spire Wireless Inc. over AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc. for failing to adequately allege injuries, but let the suits move forward.

Sprint and C Spire, formerly known as Cellular South Inc., say AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile would be an illegal concentration of market power that would lead to higher retail wireless rates, but U.S. District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle said this argument was not relevant...
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