The government rests and DirecTV wants out: The Tipline for 18 April 2018

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division yesterday rested its case-in-chief against AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. AT&T subsidiary DirecTV has had enough of the merger challenge, and filed a motion yesterday to be dismissed from the lawsuit. The satellite TV provider argues that the DOJ has failed to state a claim against it and that it has been improperly named as a defendant. Also, an auto parts maker has given up its fight against the Antitrust Division, and the Federal Trade Commission is rearranging its schedule to accommodate its incoming members.

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