Sprint news: Judge allows Sprint suit against AT&T/T-Mobile deal

From Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge on Wednesday ruled that Sprint and C Spire Wireless can pursue part of their antitrust lawsuit against AT&T Inc’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

AT&T and T-Mobile, a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG, had sought to dismiss the lawsuit, but U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle agreed to allow the competitors to pursue their injury claims about the effect the deal would have on the market for wireless devices.

The decision may complicate matters for AT&T and T-Mobile USA because they will now have to simultaneously fight the government’s attempt to block the deal and argue against claims by the two competitors.

The judge also agreed to allow C Spire, a small regional carrier previously known as Cellular South, to pursue injury claims about the effect the deal would have on roaming services, according to the 44-page ruling.

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