ALJ Finds Sinclair Honesty With FCC 'Academic,' For Now
Law360 (March 5, 2019, 9:53 PM EST) -- Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. managed Tuesday to duck a Federal Communications Commission probe into allegations that it misled the agency in its since-collapsed bid for Tribune Media Co., but an FCC administrative law judge cautioned that the broadcaster’s honesty could still be the subject of future proceedings.
The merger proceeding’s dissolution has rendered further inquiry into allegations that Sinclair lied when saying it would divest several stations to abide by FCC market-specific ownership limits “an academic exercise,” ALJ Jane Halprin said in dismissing the merger review.
“The basic character-related allegations specified against Sinclair in the Hearing Designation Order are untethered to...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!