One week to go: The Tipline for 12 March 2018

12 March 2018

As the US v AT&T trial approaches, the merging companies and the Department of Justice have each filed their briefs. So too has a group of ex-DOJ prosecutors including Preet Bharara, who filed as amici and called for Judge Richard Leon to give AT&T and Time Warner access to any communications that might indicate White House influence on the decision to challenge the deal. Former Antitrust Division lawyers, however, are not supportive of the amicus brief, to put it mildly.