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Merger to Monopsony: AT&T, T-Mobile, and the Clayton Act


James Ming Chen


Michigan State University - College of Law

November 22, 2011


Abstract:     
In a pivotal antitrust decision, Cellular South, Inc. v. AT&T Inc., 821 F. Supp. 2d 308 (D.D.C. 2011), the United States District Court for the District of Columbia allowed Sprint and Cellular South to pursue their suits to enjoin AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. These suits posed a significant barrier to the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. The ability of Sprint and Cellular South to pursue their claims represents a modest but important victory against the domination of the American wireless industry by an emerging AT&T/Verizon duopoly.

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Keywords: antitrust, mergers, Clayton Act, AT&T, T-Mobile, telecommunications

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Date posted: August 17, 2012 ; Last revised: December 25, 2013

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Chen, James Ming, Merger to Monopsony: AT&T, T-Mobile, and the Clayton Act (November 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2130962 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2130962

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James Ming Chen (Contact Author)
Michigan State University - College of Law ( email )
318 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States
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