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DOJ, AT&T Set To Spar Over Future Of Media Industry

Law360 (March 16, 2018, 3:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice will step into court Monday for its first trial challenging an almost purely vertical merger in 40 years, alleging that AT&T’s planned, $85 billion purchase of Time Warner will give AT&T too much power over rival distributors.

AT&T and Time Warner argue that their deal is needed to drive the next phase of the media industry's evolution, but late last year the DOJ sued to block the merger. (AP) Inked in October 2016, the deal would see AT&T Inc., which already...
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