15 States +DC Sue To Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Reuters reports:

Oregon has joined a multistate lawsuit to block the merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, the New York attorney general’s office, which is leading the lawsuit along with California, said on Monday.

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia are now seeking to stop the merger, which the states argue is anticompetitive and will cost their residents more than $4.5 billion annually. The lawsuit most recently added Texas, whose attorney general is the first Republican to join the effort.

“Oregon’s addition to our lawsuit keeps our momentum going, and ensures that there isn’t a single region of this country that doesn’t oppose this anticompetitive megamerger,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.