T-Mobile U.S. Inc’s merger with Sprint Corp faces last hurdle.
In a letter to Magistrate Judge Robert Lehrburger dated July 31, attorney Glenn Pomerantz, who represents a group of 13 state attorneys general, requested that the trial date be set for December 9, or any date later than that agreeable to the court. He went on to add, the trial date of October 7, that was proposed earlier, is “unworkable.”
13 state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile U.S. Inc’s $26 billion merger with Sprint Corp.
The request to postpone the dates comes midst delays in receiving documents from the companies.
The companies “now unfairly seek to sandbag (the suing) states by forcing them to go to trial in just two months on a new transaction they have not had an opportunity to fully examine.”
Judge Lehrburger has set a hearing for Thursday on the case in New York.
Sprint and T-Mobile did not immediately respond to requests for comments.
The development comes in the wake of the U.S. Justice Department approving the merger last week.
The companies have agreed to divest Sprint’s prepaid businesses including Boost Mobile to Dish Network Corp in order to move ahead with the merger.