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Justice Dept. Asks Judge to Delay AT&T/T-Mobile Trial

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Tofuchong

Dec 9, 2011, 7:02 PM
Why should the court stick to what it said it would do when at&t is not sticking to what they said they were going to do?

This trial should be delayed indefinately, until such a time as public oppinion changes, and at&t is able to show why this merger is benificial (Read: Never)
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Jarahawk

Dec 9, 2011, 11:58 PM
There is no longer a proposed merger before the FCC so obviously the Justice Department has nothing to object to. This makes too much sense for the government to get it right.
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ELawson87

Dec 10, 2011, 1:51 PM
There is still a proposed merger. All AT&T did was withdraw its application to the FCC to transfer T-Mobile's spectrum holdings to AT&T.
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Jarahawk

Dec 11, 2011, 5:29 AM
"Judge Huvelle, who is presiding over the case, voiced frustration with AT&T for pulling its merger application from the FCC and said, "You could change the deal in a month and everybody's time will be wasted." Judge Huvelle also noted that since the merger application has been pulled, the urgency of the case has been reduced."

When AT&T re-submits it's MERGER application then the Justice Department can renew its objection.
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ELawson87

Dec 11, 2011, 1:29 PM
"voiced frustration with AT&T for pulling its merger application FROM THE FCC"

The deal is still on the table, just not with the FCC.
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