WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday approved the U.S. Justice Department's request for an expedited schedule for an appeal of a judge's ruling that allowed AT&T Inc
The department said last Thursday that it would appeal a federal judge's approval of the $85.4 billion acquisition.
The court approved the Justice Department request that legal briefs must be completed by Oct. 18, with oral arguments "as soon as practicable." That would be a significantly faster-than-normal timetable for an appeals court to hear a case.
(Reporting by David Shepardson)
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Updated Date: Jul 20, 2018 03:05:14 IST