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AT&T – Time Warner Merger Challenge Might Signal Policy Change on Vertical Mergers

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently sued to block AT&T’s $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner, stating that such a merger would harm consumers by weakening competition.  The lawsuit signals a policy change that “vertical mergers” will be more heavily scrutinized by U.S. regulators going forward.  Businesses should therefore consider this development when merging with or purchasing another business.

Follow the link to read more from the Client Alert, “AT&T-Time Warner Merger Challenge Might Signal Policy Change on Vertical Mergers“, authored by Mark Wagoner, partner and Nick Huckaby, associate at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

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