Printed from http://www.electronista.com

AT&T/T-Mobile antitrust trial scheduled to begin February 13

updated 06:05 pm EDT, Wed September 21, 2011

Judge refuses to consolidate cases

The Department of Justice lawsuit against the proposed AT&T buyout of T-Mobile has finally received a solid schedule, with trial proceedings to officially begin on February 13. Judge Ellen Huvelle allocated six weeks for the trial, however lawyers representing both sides reportedly claimed that such a length would not prove necessary.

The DoJ recently refused to reveal information surrounding the reasoning for its move to block the buyout. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich suggests that such a move potentially could be viewed as an attempt to bring bias to the proceedings.

The merger still faces other civil lawsuits, one filed by Sprint and another from Cellular South. AT&T and T-Mobile pushed to have both cases consolidated, however Judge Huvelle refused. AT&T is expected to file to dismiss the Sprint suit.

Several Democrat members of the House of Representatives have urged President Obama to seek a quick settlement and allow the merger to move forward, though it remains unclear if the parties will reach an agreement before the trial begins. [via Reuters]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News