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AT&T-Time Warner Judge Is No Stranger To Mega-Mergers

Law360, New York (November 21, 2017, 6:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice’s challenge of AT&T’s planned Time Warner purchase was assigned to Senior Judge Richard J. Leon on Tuesday, a D.C. district judge with extensive antitrust experience who required extra conditions before greenlighting the government’s settlement with Comcast for its NBC Universal deal.

The DOJ filed suit over the AT&T Inc.-Time Warner deal on Monday after weeks of speculation about settlement talks and potential divestitures. The merger, inked in October 2016, would combine AT&T’s large television subscriber base with Time Warner’s content and creative...
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