DOJ Needs Win In AT&T Challenge To Boost Credibility

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT) -- With its challenges both to AT&T Inc.'s proposed tie-up with T-Mobile USA Inc. and H&R Block Inc.'s planned acquisition of TaxACT's developer following a high-profile defeat seven years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice needs a win under its belt to give it leverage in future battles, attorneys say. And with the reported hiring of an outside attorney in the AT&T case, it seems the regulator knows it.

If the antitrust agency doesn't prevail in its challenges to the two mergers after its failed bid to...
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