AT&T and the Justice Department are scheduled to appear before Judge Ellen Huvelle on September 21 to set up the trial schedule for the government's suit against AT&T's proposed merger with T-Mobile, according to people familiar with the matter.
The government complaint against the $39 billion mega-deal cites harm to competition as the main reason to contest the combo. The suit was announced last week and could potentially take months, although Huvelle has a reputation for speedy decisions.
Sprint made Huvelle a little busier this week by filing its own suit against the merger. Huvelle is the judge for that case, too. More on Sprint's suit here.
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