New York won’t appeal court’s approval of T-Mobile merger with Sprint

T-Mobile CEO John Legere poses with Spring CEO Marcelo Claure before a Senate subcommittee hearing last June. (Twitter Photo)

New York Attorney General Letitia James said over the weekend she won’t be appealing a federal judge’s decision to approve T-Mobile’s mega-merger with Sprint.

The two wireless carriers were cleared to merge a week ago, when Judge Victor Marrero sided with them in a lawsuit brought by a dozen states. New York led the multi-state legal challenge, claiming the merger would violate antitrust laws and hurt consumers.

California was the other key player in the lawsuit. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is reviewing the decision and his options, according to CNN.

“After a thorough analysis, New York has decided not to move forward with an appeal in this case. Instead, we hope to work with all the parties to ensure that consumers get the best pricing and service possible, that networks are built out throughout our state, and that good-paying jobs are created here in New York,” James said in a statement.

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