The District Court of Columbia approves a vertical merger in the entertainment market against the DoJ request (AT&T / Time Warner)

AT&T-Time Warner merger approved* AT&T’s merger with Time Warner has lead to one of the most important, but least interesting, antitrust trials in recent history. The merger itself is somewhat unimportant to consumers. It’s about a close to a “pure” vertical merger as we can get in today’s world and would not lead to a measurable increase in prices paid by consumers. At the same time, Richard J. Leon’s decision to approve the merger may have sent a signal regarding how the anticipated Fox-Disney (or Comcast), CVS-Aetna, and Cigna-Express Scripts mergers might proceed. Judge Leon of the United States District Court in Washington, said the U.S. Department of Justice had not proved that AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner would lead to fewer choices for consumers and higher prices

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Eric Fruits, The District Court of Columbia approves a vertical merger in the entertainment market against the DoJ request (AT&T / Time Warner), 12 June 2018, e-Competitions June 2018, Art. N° 88712

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