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Epstein Becker & Green

DOJ’s Antitrust Division Reiterates Its Stance Against Conduct-Related Remedies

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Under the Trump administration, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) (and, to some extent, the Federal Trade Commission) has emphasized its role as an antitrust “enforcer” and not a “regulator.”...more

Hogan Lovells

Antitrust, Competition, and Economic Regulation Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2018

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Read the latest news on antitrust, competition, and economic regulation in this summer edition of our quarterly ACER newsletter. ...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

AT&T/TIME Warner DOJ Smack Down: You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows

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Talk about a shellacking. In his recent opinion in the latest incarnation of U.S. v. AT&T, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon rejected, in no uncertain terms, the U.S. Justice Department’s efforts to block AT&T’s...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisitions Law News - Q2 2018

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WELCOME TO THE NEW ROPES RECAP—our quarterly briefing of M&A news, trends and legal developments. We are thrilled to launch this new publication, which includes contributions from more than 30 members of our global team. Each...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Delaware Chancery Court Finds Absence of Controlling Stockholder Does Not Eliminate Possibility for Adequately Pled Corporate...

On July 26, 2018, Vice Chancellor Glasscock of the Delaware Court of Chancery denied in part and granted in part Defendants’ motion to dismiss in Sciabacucchi v. Charter Communications Corporation et al....more

K&L Gates LLP

DOJ's Challenge to Vertical AT&T/Time Warner Merger Experiences Failure to Launch

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The District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the request by the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) to enjoin the merger of AT&T’s television distribution business with Time Warner’s video content...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Health Care Industry Vertical Transactions: Expect Intensified Antitrust Reviews Despite Recent Government Setback

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While federal officials have stated their intent to persist in questioning vertical relationships that they hypothesize cause downstream economic effects on product flow and prices, a recent loss by the Department of Justice...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

A New TCPA King?: Second Circuit Rejects “Potential Capacity” Definition Outright But Ducks Issues of ATDS Functionality

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In the second Court of Appeal decision to reach the TCPA’s definition of ATDS this week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal held today in King v. Time Warner Cable, Case No. 15-2474-c, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 17880 (2nd Cir....more

Perkins Coie

AT&T-Time Warner Merger Approved: Decision Analysis and Potential Implications for Similar Mergers

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Following a six-week trial, federal Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently approved AT&T’s 85-billion-dollar acquisition of Time Warner Inc. AT&T Inc. (along with its subsidiary,...more

Bracewell LLP

What the AT&T/Time Warner Decision Means for Antitrust Enforcement

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On June 12, 2018, after a six-week trial, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s request to block AT&T Inc.’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc., one of the most high-profile...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

AT&T rings Justice's bell: What the AT&T-Time Warner merger decision means for health care

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In a lengthy June 12, 2018 opinion, United States District Judge Richard J. Leon handed the U.S. Department of Justice a major defeat in clearing the way for the merger of media and telecommunications giants AT&T and Time...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Three Lessons from AT&T/Time Warner and Three Strategies for Future Vertical Transactions

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The challenges that the government faces in litigating vertical mergers was illustrated in the DOJ’s recent loss in its challenge of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner. The result provides guidance for how companies...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Lessons from the AT&T/Time Warner Decision

On October 22, 2016, AT&T announced its $108 billion proposed acquisition of Time Warner. After a year-plus investigation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit to enjoin the merger, alleging that the transaction would...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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JPMorgan has agreed to pay $65 million to US authorities [in the form of the CFTC] to resolve allegations that its traders attempted to manipulate the benchmark rate known as ISDAfix....more

Jones Day

Antitrust Alert: Court Rejects DOJ Antitrust Challenge to AT&T/Time Warner

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After eighteen months of investigation and litigation, a federal district court has rejected the Justice Department's challenge to AT&T's $108 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc. Although the government could appeal, the...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

DOJ Loses First Vertical Merger Suit Brought in Decades as Federal Judge Approves AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner

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On June 12, 2018, following a six-week-long bench trial, Judge Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner does not violate the...more

Hogan Lovells

A changing landscape? What AT&T/Time Warner means for future deals

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In one of the most significant antitrust cases in recent years, AT&T won the right to merge with Time Warner when Judge Richard Leon ruled in their favor. ...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The DOJ vs. the AT&T/Time Warner deal.  The much-anticipated ruling’s finally in, and . . . the merger’s a go.  Repeat, the merger’s a go....more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Germany’s diesel emissions scandal bears a lot of resemblances to the Wells Fargo debacle here at home. It just can’t seem to quit itself. This week, we’ve learned that German authorities have opened a criminal inquiry into...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Tariffs were a hot topic at this weekend’s G-7 meeting in Canada, and as we’ve seen over the past weeks, it was once again the US vs. the world....more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Some inside baseball on how Sprint and T-Mobile are likely to try to convince suspicious regulators that their merger is a good thing. Hint: it has a lot to do with China and 5G....more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Year Two of Trump Antitrust Merger Enforcement: What to Expect in 2018

On April 4, 2018, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “Year Two of Trump Antitrust Merger Enforcement: What to Expect in 2018.” The Skadden panelists were antitrust/competition global head Steven C. Sunshine and...more

Dechert LLP

DAMITT Q1 2018 Update: Trend Toward Longer Antitrust Merger Investigations Slowing or Reversing, But Activity Levels Similar to...

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Fast Facts - There are signs that the six-year trend toward longer significant investigations may be slowing or reversing. - Significant U.S. merger investigations lasted an average of 9.7 months in Q1 2018, the...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Just days after profiled Walmart’s efforts to keep pace with Amazon in the grocery biz, a whistleblower and former WM director of business development is accusing Walmart of issuing “misleading e-commerce results” and...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Walmart’s shares took a hit yesterday on Q4 results that showed slowing online sales and below-expected earnings despite a rise in revenue....more

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