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AT&T and Sprint Agree to Go to Trial After DOJ Suit

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Dec 6, 2011, 3:16 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T and Sprint have agreed to wait until after the Department of Justice's trial against AT&T is complete before proceeding with a trial for Sprint's lawsuit against AT&T. The Justice Department sued AT&T over its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The Justice Department alleges that the acquisition will lead to antitrust concerns and wants the the deal blocked. That trial is scheduled to start February 13, 2012. AT&T would like to wait until the Justice Department renders a verdict before tackling Sprint's (and C Spire Wireless's) lawsuits in court, but Sprint wants its trial to begin "immediately" after the governments trial ends. While many of Sprint and C Spire Wireless's claims were tossed, Sprint is suing that the merged entity would have too much power over handset pricing, while C Spire Wireless is suing over device pricing and the belief that wireless roaming costs will surge. A trial date for AT&T, Sprint, and C Spire Wireless has not yet been set.

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edzero

Dec 7, 2011, 10:09 AM

waaaaaaaa

Sprint is being such a little bitch
Hahahaahah. Umm care to provide some concrete facts on why? o.O
Do you have ATT? Or do you just hate competetion and nonmonopolistic business pracices?
turnman34

Dec 6, 2011, 6:53 PM

Just curious??

what is the trial going to be over if Att has withdrawn the request to merge as of now. i thought the lawsuit was brought forth to block the merge. idk, seems kind of mute to me now and probably a huge waste of money and time... Just curious? any insight is appreciated....
AT&T withdrew its request to the FCC to transfer spectrum assets from T-Mobile. AT&T has not withdrawn its attempt to buy out T-Mobile. They just don't want to fight the DOJ and the FCC at the same time.
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