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US: AT&T-Time Warner trial delayed by snow

 |  March 21, 2018

Opening arguments in the antitrust trial to block AT&T’s planned purchase of Time Warner Inc. were delayed until Thursday because of a snowstorm forecast to hit Washington, DC.

US District Judge Richard Leon announced the one-day delay Tuesday as he finished a hearing to hash out disputes about evidence between the companies and the Department of Justice, which has sued to block the $85-billion deal.

Lawyers for both sides had been scheduled to deliver opening arguments Wednesday, with AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson and Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes expected to be in attendance.

But with snow forecast to start falling Tuesday night and up to six inches of accumulation through Wednesday, Leon worried the courthouse would be closed because of the weather. He noted that Washington doesn’t handle snowstorms very well.

Full Content: Wall Street Journal

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