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US Antitrust Chief Is Unphased After Losing The AT&T/Time Warner Case

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

This week, Judge Richard Leon made his decision in the AT&T/Time Warner merger, and sided with AT&T to allow the two companies to merge, and surprisingly, without any conditions attached. That was a big loss for the head of the antitrust division in the Justice Department, Makan Delrahim, and arguably Delrahim's biggest loss of his career. Delrahim stated after the ruling came out that he has taken an oath to uphold competition, also mentioning that he and his team will be reviewing the judge's opinion here and look towards the next steps.
Despite losing the case, Delrahim is actually being praised for taking such an aggressive stand on mergers. And even after losing this one, Delrahim isn't backing down and will continue to protect competition in potential mergers. Which means that Delrahim is going to be a pretty busy person in the coming year. With companies like Comcast and Disney looking to purchase 21st Century Fox, and of course there is also the T-Mobile and Sprint deal that should be heading into an...

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