A green light for AT&T/Time Warner: The Tipline for 13 June 2018

13 June 2018

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division suffered a resounding defeat in Washington, DC, federal court yesterday when Judge Richard Leon denied its request for a preliminary injunction blocking AT&T’s $85.4 billion vertical acquisition of Time Warner. As one observer put it, the judge’s opinion showed not only that the government could lose, but that it could lose big. We have further reaction, as well as coverage from the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit to stop Wilhelmsen Maritime Services’ acquisition of Drew Marine and of assistant attorney general Makan Delrahim’s speech from earlier in the day.