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AT&T recruits economics expert in fiery pre-trial filing

In simple terms for what is anything but a simple series of events, AT&T and the Department of Justice (DoJ) have traded blows on projections for what the knock-on effects of the Time Warner merger will be on the US video market – for once putting consumers at the forefront of implications rather than the President’s personal opinions. In initial filings prior to the March 19 court date, the DoJ believes it has hardened evidence to block the mega merger on the grounds of anti-competitive practices, alleging that consumers will have to pay millions of dollars more to view content should the deal complete, centered around Turner Broadcasting System assets. AT&T and Time Warner have hit back against allegations that…

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