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US: Judge rejects US move to disqualify states’ lawyer in T-Mobile/Sprint lawsuit

 |  November 21, 2019

A federal judge on Thursday rejected a U.S. government effort to disqualify a lawyer arguing for 15 states and the District of Columbia in their effort to block T-Mobile planned $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint.

US Magistrate Judge Robert Lehrburger said the Department of Justice waited too long to intervene in the case to try to disqualify Glenn Pomerantz, who had represented the department in 2011 when it stopped AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile, and his law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Lehrburger ruled at a hearing in Manhattan federal court, less than three weeks before a scheduled Dec. 9 trial to determine whether T-Mobile, the third-largest US wireless carrier, may go forward with its merger with Sprint, the fourth-largest.

Full Content: Reuters

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