Appeals court to hear U.S. Justice Department fight with AT&T on December 6

Appeals court to hear U.S. Justice Department fight with AT&T on December 6

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 6 in the Justice Department's fight against AT&T Inc's purchase of Time Warner, the court said in a brief order on Wednesday.

The merger, which was announced in October 2016, closed on June 14 after a district court ruled the deal was legal under antitrust law. The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to reverse that approval.

The merged company includes CNN, the cable news station that is a frequent target of President Donald Trump's ire. The Justice Department has argued the merger would lead to higher prices for consumers.

(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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Updated Date: Oct 18, 2018 02:05 AM

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