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California ALJ Advances Time Warner Cable-Charter Decision Date

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday shortened by one month its timeframe for issuing a final decision on the proposed $78.7 billion merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Administrative Law Judge Karl J. Bemesderfer issued a scheduling order pushing up a final decision to May 12 from the previously announced June 10 date, and said that a proposed decision in the case would be issued April 12.

In revising the schedule, Bemesderfer said Charter had informed him that the applicants and other parties had agreed that

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Robert W. Welkos

Robert W. Welkos

Robert Welkos began reporting for CTFN in August of 2014. He covers utility, cable, and banking deals, among other matters and has proven adept at picking apart state regulatory processes and regulatory reviews with public interest hurdles. Robert spent 20 years as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering the legal beat among other matters, and shared in two Pulitzer Prizes awarded to the newspaper’s Metro staff. He has reported on numerous state and federal trials and served as the Times’ entertainment industry legal affairs writer covering Hollywood and the law. Robert was also a correspondent for the Associated Press.

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