The U.S. Justice Division mentioned Thursday that it will attraction a federal choose’s approval of AT&T Inc.’s $85.four billion acquisition of Time Warner.
The Justice Division opted in June to not search a direct keep of the courtroom’s approval of the merger, permitting the merger to shut on June 14. The division nonetheless had 60 days to attraction the choice.
The federal government’s courtroom submitting didn’t disclose on what floor it supposed to problem the approval.
AT&T and the Justice Division didn’t instantly remark.
AT&T shares fell 1 % after the bell.
The merger, introduced in October 2016, was opposed by President Donald Trump. AT&T was sued by the Justice Division however received approval from a choose to maneuver ahead with the deal in June following a six-week trial.
Choose Richard Leon of U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Columbia dominated that the tie-up between AT&T’s wi-fi and satellite tv for pc companies and Time Warner’s films and tv reveals was authorized underneath antitrust legislation.
The Justice Division had argued the deal would hurt shoppers.