Larry Downes comments on AT&T-Time Warner merger case in Variety feature

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Larry Downes comments on the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal of U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s decision in favor of the AT&T-Time Warner merger in a Variety feature article by Ted Johnson, “Does the Government Stand a Chance in AT&T-Time Warner Merger Case?”

Larry Downes says that the appellate judges would need to find that Leon’s weighing of the evidence was “so incomplete that it overcomes the strong deference to which it is entitled under even more firmly established appellate law.” “None of those findings seems likely,” he added, calling Leon’s opinion “thorough and reasonable.”

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