March 20: DOJ v. Time Warner/AT&T Notes from the Trial

CTFN’s Ed Roberts will be in court for the entirety of the proceedings in the Department of Justice’s suit challenging the merger of Time Warner and AT&T.  Ed’s notes will be routinely posted and updated here throughout. For clients seeking more detail on what has occurred in the court room, CTFN can arrange a Direct … Read Morefeatured

Tribune-Sinclair Merger Review Plods Along

With additional reporting by Robert W. Welkos and Diane Alter – A former senior Federal Communications Commission official told CTFN that Sinclair’s amended divestment plan likely represents a stepfeatured

Time Warner-AT&T: Note on Pre-Trial Conference

The judge overseeing the Time Warner/AT&T antitrust trial said on March 2 that he would like to start the trial as scheduled March 19 but would be amenable to pushing opening featured

More Conservative DOJ Upends Expectations

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Former attorneys in the Department of Justice’s antitrust division expressed surprise over patterns that appear to be developing within the division and how it is being managedfeatured

Recap of Time Warner/AT&T Pretrial Conference

Friday’s argument in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the Department of Justice’s challenge of the Time Warner/AT&T merger concerned whether new DOJ antitrust divisionfeatured

Boeing Reaction to Rockwell Collins/United Technologies Merger Appears Self-Serving

United Technologies’ $30 billion deal to buy Rockwell Collins was met with investor uncertainty when announced in September 2017.featured

CVS Controls the Clock in DOJ Review of Aetna Deal

As expected, CVS received a second request from the Department of Justice on February 1 for the company’s pending acquisition of Aetna. “A second request was guaranteed,” a former head of the antitrust divisionfeatured

Monsanto/Bayer Deal Progressing Toward DOJ Consent

Bayer’s $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto is slowly progressing toward a consent decree with U.S. regulators, multiple antitrust sourcesfeatured

Armstrong Williams Vying for Tribune-Sinclair Divestitures

Armstrong Williams, a conservative political commentator and entrepreneur whose companies hold the licenses for seven television stations, told CTFN that he intends to buy five localfeatured

Bayer and Monsanto Push Forward with Seed and Digital Farming Software Sale

Reports that Bayer is auctioning its vegetable seeds business and digital farming software unit are not a signal that the Department of Justice has given thefeatured


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