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DOJ Takes AT&T-Time Warner Merger Appeal To DC Circ.

Law360 (July 12, 2018, 6:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it would be appealing to the D.C. Circuit after its antitrust challenge to AT&T Inc.’s $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc. was resoundingly rejected by a district court judge last month.

The DOJ offered no details of the appeal other than to file a one-sentence notice in the same D.C. federal court where it suffered its defeat on June 12.

AT&T General Counsel David McAtee said Thursday however that U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s ruling “could hardly...
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