US: DOJ filing in AT&T-Time Warner gives glimpse into appeal plan

US: DOJ filing in AT&T-Time Warner gives glimpse into appeal plan

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division filing on Wednesday shed further light on how it plans to argue that US District Judge Richard Leon’s decision was in error, reported Variety. The DOJ is asking for a brisk set of briefing deadlines in the coming months, with oral arguments coming after the final filings on October 18. […]

US: ATT buys cybersecurity firm

US: ATT buys cybersecurity firm

AT&T has announced that it plans to acquire AlienVault, a privately held company that develops commercial and open source solutions to manage cyberattacks. The agreement, which combines AlienVault’s expertise in threat intelligence with AT&T’s cybersecurity solutions portfolio, has been approved by both companies. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018. […]

US: AT&T to change Time Warner’s name

US: AT&T to change Time Warner’s name

Less than a day after AT&T completed its US$85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner, the telecommunications giant has rechristened the company as WarnerMedia. According to Bloomberg, the new name was revealed in an internal memo circulated on Friday, June 15. The media company will remain home to such subsidiaries as Warner Bros Entertainment, DC Entertainment, […]

US: What’s the DOJs next move in the AT&T case?

US: What’s the DOJs next move in the AT&T case?

The AT&T’s case is far from over, reported CNN. Judge Richard Leon’s ruling from June 12 was seen by many as a stinging rebuke to the Justice Department (DOJ) and its attempt to block AT&T’s US$85 billion bid to acquire Time Warner. The DOJ can appeal the ruling, and the department’s antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, […]

US: AT&T-Time Warner mega-merger case dismissed

US: AT&T-Time Warner mega-merger case dismissed

AT&T won approval on Tuesday, June 12, to buy Time Warner, in one of the largest antitrust cases in decades, reported the Wall Street Journal. Judge Richard Leon of the US District Court for the District of Columbia said at a hearing that he has found, after a six-week trial, that the deal does not […]

US: Media giants dislike DoJ’s antitrust remedy for AT&T-Time Warner deal

US: Media giants dislike DoJ’s antitrust remedy for AT&T-Time Warner deal

Media giants Walt Disney, Fox and CBS pushed to intervene in the US Department of Justice’s challenge to AT&T’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner, arguing Tuesday that the American Cable Association’s proposed antitrust remedy for the deal would endanger their confidential licensing agreements. ACA, a small operator-focused lobby and Princeton, New Jersey-based MSO RCN […]

US: AT&T CEO: Cohen was a mistake

US: AT&T CEO: Cohen was a mistake

Randall Stephenson, the chief executive officer of AT&T, wrote in a company-wide letter to staff on Friday, May 11, that the telecom giant made “a serious misjudgment” in its decision to hire President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen as a consultant last year. “Our company has been in the headlines for all the wrong […]

US: Giuliani: Trump did/didn’t interfere with AT&T case

US: Giuliani: Trump did/didn’t interfere with AT&T case

President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani seemed to suggest that the president had a larger role in the Justice Department’s decision to block AT&T’s proposed merger with Time Warner in an interview with The Huffington Post on Friday, May 11. In the interview, Giuliani states that Trump “denied the merger,” which appears to fly in the […]

US: AT&T hired Cohen to learn about Trump’s antitrust views?

US: AT&T hired Cohen to learn about Trump’s antitrust views?

According to an email obtained by Bloomberg, AT&T hired Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, to get advice on how the administration might handle matters such as antitrust enforcement and a corporate tax overhaul. Cohen was one of “several consultants” the Dallas-based company hired for insight into Trump, according to the email, sent to US […]

US: Gov asks judge to force AT&T to sell Turner or DirecTV

US: Gov asks judge to force AT&T to sell Turner or DirecTV

  Seven weeks after the trial over the suit the Justice Department (DOJ) brought to stop AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner began, the two sides have made their final pitches to the judge who will decide the fate of the US$85 billion deal. In a post-trial brief made public Wednesday, May 9, DOJ attorneys told […]

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