said by whfsdude:I think this is just some shareholders(Ergen of Dish) looking for greenmail. Pay us to go away. And the lawsuit will come after Sprint gets Clearwire if Sprint doesn't buy off Dish ahead of time.
I am guessing that one of the arguments Sprint will make when it is trying to get approval for the majority Clearwire purchase to regulators is that "No one wants Clearwire, they cannot survive on their own."
Dish just made this argument a lot harder to make. There is also a lawsuit occurring (I don't remember the details) involving some of shareholders to stop the sale of Clearwire to Sprint.