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3 Issues To Watch As DOJ Appeals AT&T-Time Warner Loss

Law360 (July 13, 2018, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday that it plans to appeal a D.C. federal court ruling last month that nixed its challenge to AT&T Inc.’s now-completed $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc. While the antitrust community waits to see what points the government raises on appeal, experts say there are a few things to keep in mind.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon issued an opinion June 12 soundly rejecting the DOJ’s allegations that the deal would allow the combined company to wrest higher prices and better terms from pay-television distributors for Time Warner’s valuable content. The government had argued that this...

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