ANTITRUST: AT&T’s attempt to buy Time Warner suffers a blow in court.
AT&T won't get access to communications between the Justice Department and President Trump it claims influenced the decision to block its merger with Time Warner.
AT&T had argued opposition to the deal was political. President Trump has repeatedly criticized Time Warner's CNN as 'fake news.'
AT&T loses bid for evidence; Trump’s hatred of CNN won’t play big role in case.
The decision by a federal judge hampers the company’s argument that politics influenced the government’s move to block its $85 billion merger with Time Warner.
AT&T hasn't done enough to prove it was the victim of 'selective enforcement,' the judge said.
“[AT&T and Time Warner] have fallen far short of establishing that this enforcement action was selective that is, that there 'exist persons similarly situated who have not been prosecuted,' U.S. District Senior Judge Richard Leon said in a ruling Tuesday.
A federal judge has ruled against AT&T in its effort to force the Justice Department to reveal whether President Trump inappropriately interfered with a regulatory review of the telecom giant's $85 billion Time Warner merger. The ruling on Tuesday from Judge Richard Leon rejects AT&T's argument that the government has singled out the company for special scrutiny. The […]
A federal judge has refused AT&T’s request to compel the U.S. Department of Justice to release its communications with the White House ahead of next month’s landmark trial over the telecom giant’s acquisition of Time Warner. The heart...Show More Summary
The Justice Department asked a federal judge not to allow AT&T Inc.’s defense of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc. to include a claim that the Trump administration improperly challenged the deal for political reasons.
DOJ claims AT&T is on a "fishing expedition."
AT&T is demanding that the Justice Department hand over additional evidence to prove that President Trump did not wield political influence over the agency as its antitrust enforcers reviewed the company's bid to acquire Time Warner. DOJ should produce a log of any conversations that may have transpired between the White House and Attorney General Jeff […]
AT&T Inc. wants to show political tampering as it seeks evidence about whether President Trump influenced the Justice Department’s decision to sue to block the company’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc. AT&T wants communications between the Justice Department and the White House about the...
AT&T is considering an unusual bid to seek testimony from the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the coming trial over its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, part of the companies’ effort to challenge the legitimacy of the government’s lawsuit.
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The company is requesting that Makan Delrahim testify in the trial over the government’s decision to block its merger with Time Warner, sources said.
Turner Networks Chief Executive John Martin offered an unvarnished appraisal of the Justice Department’s lawsuit seeking to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner: “I think the government is clueless.” Martin used the platform of the...Show More Summary
Time Warner will be fine even if the government blocks the bid from AT&T to buy the company. That’s the word from John Martin, the free-wheeling chief executive of Time Warner subsidiary, Turner Inc., who was speaking at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach. For the record, Martin says that the government’s position on the acquisition offer is “stupid” and… Read More
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As the AT&T/Time Warner merger continues to be in limbo, there’s one company that’s keeping a close eye on the potential deal. That company would be Comcast. Why Comcast? Because it’s hoping to do a megadeal itself. If the Feds approve...Show More Summary