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Judge allows portions of sprint, C-Spire claims against AT&TT-Mobile merger to proceed

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 4 2011

In a mixed ruling handed down late Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle declared that Sprint and C-Spire (formerly Cellular South) could proceed with portions of their respective antitrust lawsuits against the AT&TT-Mobile merger

Third Circuit lifts stay of media cross ownership rules

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2010

Rejecting a motion that, ironically, was filed by the FCC, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated its stay of FCC rules that permit common ownership of a newspaper and a television station in the top 20 media markets

Judge halts antitrust suit against AT&TT-Mobile merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 9 2011

At the request of AT&T and the Justice Department (DOJ), U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle agreed this week to stay the DOJ antitrust lawsuit that seeks to block AT&T’s proposed union with T-Mobile USA, as she gave the defendants a January 12 deadline by which they must notify the court about the status of their merger plans

Court dismisses suit alleging wireless pricing collusion

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 18 2009

In another legal development that concerns the U.S. wireless industry, a U.S. district court judge dismissed for lack of evidence a series of antitrust class-action suits that accused the four national wireless carriers of conspiring to raise text message rates in tandem over a two-year period

AT&T, T-Mobile question carriers’ standing to challenge merger in court

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 7 2011

Urging the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to dismiss lawsuits filed by Sprint Nextel and C-Spire Wireless (formerly Cellular South) against AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, AT&T and T-Mobile told the court that, because both carriers are competitors and not customers who may be harmed, they lack the standing to challenge the merger on antitrust grounds pursuant to the Clayton Act

Verizon challenges data roaming rules in court

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2011

In a petition filed last Friday, Verizon Wireless asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn data roaming rules that were applied by the FCC to wireless carriers last month, arguing that the FCC overstepped its authority in adopting rules that are “arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion within the meaning of the Administrative Procedure Act.”

Judge denies Sprint access to AT&T documents in merger case

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2011

Sprint suffered a blow in its legal quest to stop the AT&TT-Mobile merger, as U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle denied the company’s motion to access confidential documents that were provided by AT&T to the Justice Department (DOJ) in connection with the DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit against the transaction

Appeals court allows class action suit on text message rates to proceed

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2011

The four major US wireless operators have been handed a legal defeat by the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which ruled in favor of a lower district court decision allowing a class action lawsuit against the companies' text messaging services to proceed

Solicitor General advises Supreme Court against review of market entry, remote DVR cases

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 5 2009

In an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court, the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General (OSG) recommended that the high court refrain from reviewing appellate decisions that pertain to state and local legal requirements that “may” block competitive entry into the telecom market