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One month after a federal judge approved AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, ruling that the Justice Department’s antitrust suit had failed to make its case against the merger, the DOJ has decided that the 21-month-old saga isn’t over yet. The DOJ is appealing the ruling, according to court documents filed today.
On June 12, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon approved the AT&T-Time Warner deal with no conditions. The verdict was a blow to Makan Delrahim, chief of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, who filed suit against AT&T just two months after he was confirmed.