Lawyers for AT&T told a federal judge Tuesday that the government’s antitrust lawsuit challenging the company’s merger with Time Warner lacks any meaningful allegations.
DOJ sued the telecommunications giant last week, claiming its vertical merger with Time Warner, which produces television content, would harm consumers because AT&T would be able to “hinder” its rivals by forcing them to pay more for Time Warner’s channels, which include HBO and CNN. In a fierce reply Tuesday, AT&T argued their proposed deal poses “absolutely no risk of harm to competition or consumers.”
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