AT&T To Pay $2M Over Alleged Merger Violations

Law360 (January 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- AT&T Inc. has agreed to shell out $2 million to settle the U.S. Department of Justice's charges that it violated two court orders regarding its takeover of Dobson Communications Corp. last year.

The Justice Department lodged a petition asking a judge to find AT&T in contempt of a consent decree and a proposed settlement Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

“It is imperative that companies fully abide by their court-ordered obligations in order for our settlements to be effective in preserving...
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