Communications Antitrust Advisory: SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI Merger Review Ends - Not with Bang, but with Whimper

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On January 30, 2005, SBC agreed to acquire AT&T. Two weeks later, on February 14, 2005, Verizon agreed to acquire MCI. After its investigation, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division ("DOJ" or "Antitrust Division") filed complaints and proposed consent decrees in both cases on October 27, 2005.

Please see this Mintz Levin Advisory for reviews of the two consent decrees.

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