AT&T-Time Warner Trial: Experts, Leverage And A Crystal Ball
By Matthew Perlman and Bryan Koenig (May 9, 2018, 9:40 PM EDT) -- One of the most significant government merger trials in recent memory wrapped last week, and courtroom comments included references to crystal balls and Kabuki dances. But in the end, the fate of AT&T's $85 billion deal for Time Warner will hinge on one thing: how U.S. District Judge Richard Leon believes the planned merger would affect the evolving media industry.
Here, Law360 looks at what's on the D.C. district judge's plate and what he might be mulling before his expected June 12 decision.
The U.S. Department of Justice alleges the merger is likely to lessen competition substantially, driving up consumer pay-TV...
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