Department of Justice

DOJ Challenges AT&T, Time Warner Merger

The Department of Justice announced on Monday it’s challenging a ruling that cleared the way for AT&T to buy media giant Time Warner.

A ruling at the appellate level in June approved the $85 billion deal. But the DOJ argues the ruling suffered from “faulty logic” and would hurt industry competition.

In a statement to NBC 5, AT&T General Counsel David McAtee said:

"Appeals aren't 'do-overs.' After a long trial, Judge Leon weighed the evidence and rendered a comprehensive 172-page decision that systematically exposed each of the many holes in the Government's case. There is nothing in DOJ's brief today that should disturb that decision."

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