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AT&T-Time Warner Expert Defends Turner Arbitration Offer

Law360, Washington (April 16, 2018, 9:12 PM EDT) -- Excluding Turner Broadcasting’s offer to arbitrate pricing disputes, and swear off content blackouts, was a “fatal error” by the U.S. Department of Justice’s economist, an expert witness for Time Warner and AT&T said Monday in D.C. federal court, arguing the offer undoes DOJ concerns of increased pay-TV prices from the companies’ merger.

The arbitration offer addresses DOJ fears driving its challenge to the companies' merger, that AT&T could leverage Time Warner’s “must-have” content to force higher pay-TV rates from rivals to its DirecTV, University of California,...
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