Breach Of Contract Claims Survive In Sprint-IPCS Spat

Law360, New York (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An Illinois judge has refused to allow Sprint Nextel Corp. affiliate iPCS Wireless Inc. to seek punitive damages against the telecommunications giant but declined to drop claims that Sprint's $14.5 billion deal with Clearwire Corp. breached an agreement not to compete with iPCS in certain parts of the U.S.

Judge Kathleen M. Pantle of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill., on Thursday granted some of Sprint's partial motion to dismiss certain allegations in iPCS' suit, which claims the deal sets Sprint to compete with its...
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