DOJ Will Appeal Court Ruling That OK'd AT&T Merger with Time Warner

 In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores in New York. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP File
In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores in New York.

July 12, 2018 04:02 PM

Stung by a federal judge's dismissal of its objections to AT&T's megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal.

The Justice Department said Thursday it is appealing the ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, which blessed one of the biggest media deals ever following a landmark antitrust trial.

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