October 11, 2019
Doug Gansler comments on Mississippi’s exit from the coalition of 18 state attorneys general suing to block the Sprint-T-Mobile merger.
An excerpt from “After Mississippi Exit, AGs' T-Mobile Suit May Dwindle,“ Law360, October 11 2019:
Doug Gansler, Maryland’s former attorney general who now heads the state attorneys general practice at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, told Law360 that states will always look at deals in terms of how they could affect their consumers rather than focusing on the broader markets federal agencies are concerned with.
He also noted attorneys general are usually elected officials, and that Hood’s higher political ambitions could have played a role in Mississippi settling now.
“One might think that with the election being a month from now, the timing is not a coincidence, that Jim Hood would try to strike a deal that he believes would be in the best interest of Mississippi consumers before leaving office,” Gansler said.