Looks like the judge in the Sprint vs. AT&T lawsuit has some doubts about Sprint’s standing in the case:
Sprint Nextel lost a bid on Monday to get access to masses of AT&T documents that it had hoped to use in its lawsuit aimed at stopping AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition of discount rival T-Mobile.
Huvelle, who is hearing both the private antitrust case and the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to stop the deal, challenged Sprint’s standing at least once during the hearing.
“You don’t stand in the shoes of the consumer or the Department of Justice,” she said.
A setback, definitely.