T-Mobile and Sprint secured two victories this week after the Communications Workers of America and a group of California consumers separately dropped their challenges to the $56 billion merging of two of the country's four largest mobile carriers.
T-Mobile and Sprint shouldn’t have to defend their $56 billion union in another antitrust challenge, especially not one mounted more than a year and a half after the merger was first announced, the companies have told a California federal court.
A California federal judge told Golden State consumers Thursday she won't pause T-Mobile and Sprint's $56 billion merger to await the Ninth Circuit's review of their legal challenge, saying although they're the "last man standing" in a once wide-ranging legal fight, they "don't have a strong case."
T-Mobile and Sprint will have to keep defending their $56 billion merger after a collection of California consumers said they'll be asking the Ninth Circuit to upend a district court's refusal to temporarily block the tie-up.
The $56 billion T-Mobile-Sprint merger will keep rumbling forward despite a number of legal challenges, as a California federal judge became the latest member of the bench to deny a request to halt the union.
A collection of California consumers who are challenging the $56 billion T-Mobile-Sprint merger want a court order that will stop the tie-up from moving forward while their suit plays out, calling a New York federal court's decision declining to block the union "deeply flawed."