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Consumer Groups Urge Caution On AT&T, Time Warner Deal

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 3:27 PM EDT) -- More than a dozen consumer advocacy groups on Thursday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to thoroughly review AT&T’s proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, cautioning that the deal would be harmful to consumers by stifling innovation and raising prices.

The letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, signed by Consumer Action, Common Cause, The Writers Guild of America West and 11 others, said the merger would negatively affect various markets including programming and video and media distribution. The groups also expressed concern that the deal...
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