H&R Block Ruling To Spur On DOJ In AT&T, T-Mobile Case

Law360, New York (November 1, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge's ruling Monday that barred H&R Block Inc. from buying the developer of TaxACT software will embolden the U.S. Department of Justice to go the distance in its ongoing antitrust challenge to AT&T Inc.'s proposed tie-up with T-Mobile USA Inc., attorneys say.

While the precise reasoning underpinning U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell's decision to issue a permanent injunction against H&R Block's $287.6 million transaction remains unknown, antitrust experts said Tuesday that the victory would strengthen the department's resolve as it heads toward...
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