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US government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

A spokeswoman for the Washington State Attorney General's Office, said, "We recently received the complaint and are reviewing it."

Reuters  |  Washington 

The US Justice Department has approached 18 state attorneys general to try to win their support for an antitrust lawsuit to block pay TV and wireless powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. The department, conducting an antitrust review stretching more than a year, so far has failed to persuade any of the states to join a potential lawsuit but has sent them a draft of the complaint, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. A spokeswoman for the ...

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First Published: Thu, November 16 2017. 08:34 IST