A panel of three judges hearing the government’s appeal of its lawsuit aiming to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger peppered a Department of Justice lawyer with critical questions while going notably easier on the attorney for AT&T. This morning’s nearly two-hour session at the District of Columbia Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, which was live-streamed on the court’s website, included solo appearances by lawyers for both sides as well as two “amici” representatives…Deadline
The second run of United States v. AT&T Inc., the blockbuster antitrust fight over the telecom giant’s acquisition of Time Warner, opens on a new stage Thursday as an appeals court considers whether a trial judge was correct to bless the merger.WSJ
"Bottom line: We see AT&T prevailing," one analyst declared, citing some pointed questions directed at the DOJ by a D.C. Circuit judge.NBC News
A three-judge appeals court panel on Thursday questioned the U.S. Justice Department's challenge to a lower court approval's of AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner.IN
A three-judge appeals court panel on Thursday questioned the U.S. Justice Department's challenge to a lower court approval's of AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner.in.reuters.com
The U.S. Justice Department goes before an appeals court on Thursday to urge a three-judge panel to overturn a lower court ruling and order wireless carrier AT&T Inc to undo its $85.4 billion purchase of entertainment company Time Warner, one of the largest media mergers ever.U.S.
A three-judge panel expressed skepticism that the government proved the merger would harm consumers.www.washingtonpost.com