Sprint Nextel has filed a new lawsuit against AT&T, AT&T Mobility, Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA seeking to block the proposed acquisition as a violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The Clayton Act allows contestants and the federal government to act in advance of potential antitrust activities in a preemptive way. Clayton Act is an antitrust statute

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in the District of Columbia as a related case to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) suit against the proposed acquisition.

Sprint’s lawsuit focuses on the competitive and consumer harms which would result from a takeover of T-Mobile by AT&T

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