Oregon joins lawsuit against T-Mobile, Sprint deal

Oregon is the latest state to join a growing coalition suing to block the T-Mobile–Sprint merger in defiance of federal regulators who signed off on the deal this year.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum (D) announced on Monday that her office would be joining 14 other states and the District of Columbia in suing to stop the $26 billion deal.

“It’s important that Oregon join other states in opposing the Sprint-T-Mobile merger,” Rosenblum said in a statement. “If left unchallenged, the current plan will result in reduced access to affordable wireless service in Oregon — and higher prices. Neither is acceptable.”

The move comes weeks after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton became the first Republican to join the lawsuit.