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DOJ files to appeal court approval of AT&T’s $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner

Back in the middle of last month, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled in favor of AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner, and against the DOJ. That decision allowed the $85.4 billion transaction to go through. Judge Leon made it clear in no uncertain terms that the Justice Department should not appeal his ruling. In addition, the judge did not force AT&T to make any divestitures to help glide the deal through court approval.
However, a court document filed today indicates that the Justice Department will appeal the decision. This decision to appeal could have been …

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