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Department of Justice Sues to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

Dept Justice FCC Says: AT&T Says: Deutsche Telekom: Comments  

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sweet!

jhr2112

Aug 31, 2011, 10:02 AM
I guess all those letters we wrote to the Justice Department, FCC and our congressmen worked..That would have been really bad for consumers..Finally government listened!
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Jayshmay

Aug 31, 2011, 10:32 AM
I wonder what took them so long to figure out this violates U.S. antitrust laws, I mean they are the DOJ,they should have kniwn this months ago.
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jhr2112

Aug 31, 2011, 10:55 AM
They have to let the companies try to prove their case. The process usually takes a year..
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Jayshmay

Aug 31, 2011, 10:57 AM
Yeah but the DOJ should have known this violates antitrust laws from the beginning.
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jhr2112

Aug 31, 2011, 11:24 AM
They probably did, but they can't just say no without an investigation. That would be like a judge in a trial saying "forget the trial, you are guilty". The DOJ doesn't have the power to just stop a merger. They must gather the facts, and then file suit in federal court to stop it. ATT could still win in court.
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Versed

Aug 31, 2011, 5:39 PM
Actually the DOJ can claim the merger is in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and it would be up to AT&T and TMO to sue to overturn their decision.
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