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A federal judge on Tuesday rejected AT&T Inc.’s quest for U.S. Department of Justice communications with the Trump White House over the company’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner.

U.S. District Senior Judge Richard Leon of the District of Columbia said AT&T, represented by O’Melveny & Myers, and Time Warner had failed to meet the “rigorous standard” for compelling discovery based on their belief that they had been singled out by the Justice Department and that the antitrust challenge reflected selective enforcement.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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