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States Sue To Block Merger By Sprint, T-Mobile

Law360 (June 11, 2019, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Nine states and the District of Columbia moved Tuesday to block Sprint and T-Mobile's plan to merge into a $56 billion mobile giant, filing a Manhattan federal court complaint that says combining two of the nation's four largest carriers would hurt competition, kill 30,000 jobs and drive up prices.

The coalition of states, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, lodged a Clayton Act lawsuit seeking to block the deal. The suit is pending before Manhattan U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James announces a legal challenge to the...

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