Feds Fight DirecTV Dismissal Bid Over Dodgers Info-Sharing

Law360, New York (February 9, 2017, 2:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice pushed back in California federal court Wednesday against a bid by DirecTV and AT&T to dodge an antitrust suit over carriage of the Los Angeles Dodgers' official broadcast partner, saying prosecutors had adequately alleged that they exchanged sensitive information on negotiations with rivals.

The Justice Department filed its opposition to a motion to dismiss from the television service providers, saying that the complaint alleges 32 communications between DirecTV Chief Content Officer Daniel York and counterparts at Cox Communications Inc., Charter Communications Inc. and DirecTV's now-parent AT&T while negotiating over carriage of SportsNet LA with Time Warner...

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