The documents covered under the subpoena issued last month show AT&T's relationships with Nextel, Virgin Mobile and Clearwire through transactions that took place after January 2004. At a hearing, AT&T says that Sprint has not turned over one piece of paper, stating that it is not required to comply with the subpoena. AT&T is asking the judge to force Sprint to hand over the documents.In it's defense, the nation's third largest carrier says that paperwork it handed over earlier should suffice, but AT&T says that this is not the case.
Sprint says the documents requested by AT&T "go far beyond ordinary, non-party merger case discovery, which focuses on the current competitive landscape, not on the details of every transaction entered into by a competitor in the last eight years." the carrier has also requested from U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle all of the documents that the court has received from AT&T. The latter is trying to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion.