The DOJ officially approved the $26.5 billion T-Mobile–Sprint merger deal last month. However, it won’t be easy for T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) to merge their businesses. Some states are concerned about less competition and increased costs for consumers. On August 1, Reuters reported that Texas’ attorney general, Ken Paxton, joined a group of state attorneys general lawsuit opposing the merger. Paxton is the first Republican attorney general to sue to stop the T-Mobile–Sprint merger deal. Currently, the District of Columbia and fourteen states are suing the third- and fourth-largest mobile operators in the US. Reuters reported, “Under the Justice Department deal announced a week ago, the companies would divest Sprint’s prepaid businesses, including Boost Mobile, to satellite television company Dish Network (DISH), and provide it with access to 20,000 cell sites and hundreds of retail locations.” Reuters added, “That deal is worth about $5 billion.” On August 1, the court decided that the trial would start in December. The previous start date of the hearing was October 7. On July 31, the states had asked for a new trial date in December, as reported by Reuters. However, the T...