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The AT&T–Time Warner Deal Continues to Face Challenges

Andrew Smith
The AT&T–Time Warner Deal Continues to Face Challenges

There’s been yet another twist in AT&T’s (T) acquisition of Time Warner: the US Department of Justice (or DOJ) has appealed Judge Richard Leon’s decision to allow AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion, raising the possibility that the merger could be blocked. The appeal came after the companies faced the US DOJ’s objections for six weeks in court. The DOJ argued that the merger would hurt consumers by raising costs and minimizing competition in the pay-TV market.