DOJ Loses Appeal to Derail AT&T and Time Warner Merger

A federal appeals court upheld last June’s ruling in favor of the acquisition

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and the DOJ's Makan Delrahim faced off in court again, but the results were the same. Getty Images

The Department of Justice has again been thwarted by the courts in its efforts to derail AT&T’s $85 billion purchase of Time Warner. Today, a federal appeals court rejected the DOJ’s appeal of the government’s antitrust suit against the AT&T-Time Warner deal.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.