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2 Takeaways From The AT&T-Time Warner Ruling

Law360 (July 5, 2018, 5:25 PM EDT) -- Judge Richard Leon’s June 12 decision in United States v. AT&T Inc. contains important insights that will be influential well beyond the confines of the now-completed $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner.[1] This article suggests two such insights for companies and competition lawyers.

First, the AT&T trial is an example of something that is becoming more and more common — a merger happening at a “market inflection point” where companies perceive imminent threats to their business, but government antitrust enforcers do not. In ruling...
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