The US DoJ joins seven States to block the proposed merger between two of the four largest national providers in the mobile wireless telecommunication services (AT&T / T-Mobile)

Seven States Join U.S. in Suit to Block AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile* The Attorneys General of California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington have signed on to the U.S. Justice Department’s complaint challenging AT&T, Inc.’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. An amended complaint, adding the seven states, was filed on September 16. On the same day, a proposed scheduling order was also filed in the case. The parties have set some deadlines; however, they have been unable to reach an agreement on a trial date, which impacts the discovery timeline. The government has proposed a start date for the trial of March 19, 2012. AT&T said it would be ready for trial two months earlier, in January. A status conference at which the

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Jeffrey May, The US DoJ joins seven States to block the proposed merger between two of the four largest national providers in the mobile wireless telecommunication services (AT&T / T-Mobile), 16 September 2011, e-Competitions September 2011, Art. N° 38573

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