IPCS Looks To Block Sprint-Clearwire Deal

Law360, New York (November 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An affiliate of Sprint Nextel Corp. with an exclusive contract to provide wireless network services in much of the Midwest asked an Illinois court for a temporary restraining order Monday to stop a $14.5 billion agreement between Sprint and Clearwire Corp. to form a new wireless communications company.

IPCS Wireless Inc., which has asserted exclusive rights to maintain a wireless personal communications service network in 80 markets, claims that the deal would set Sprint to compete with its affiliate in the contractually exclusive region despite a...
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