State AGs In Dicey Waters With Sprint-T-Mobile Challenge

Law360 (June 19, 2019, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A federal court in New York will hold its first hearing Friday in a lawsuit filed by a contingent of states seeking to block the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. And while the case is still in its early stages, it’s becoming clear that its direction will largely depend on the U.S. Department of Justice’s review of the deal.

A group of attorneys general from nine states and the District of Columbia filed the suit last week, alleging that merging the third- and fourth-largest mobile carriers in the U.S. would cause enough industry concentration to violate the Clayton Act.

The states...

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