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  • One Thing Is Certain: A Fox-Time Warner Combination Would Get D.C. Scrutiny

    A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
  • Time Warner looks at ways to counter 21st Century Fox's buyout bid

    Time Warner looks at ways to counter 21st Century Fox's buyout bid
    Rupert Murdoch's entertainment company, 21st Century Fox, pounced on its prey at an opportune moment. Over lunch in New York in early June, Murdoch's top lieutenant, Chase Carey, told Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes that Fox wanted to buy...
  • State taxi companies sue Uber

    State taxi companies sue Uber
    More than 30 Maryland cab companies filed a lawsuit Thursday against the popular ride-sharing company Uber, alleging antitrust violations and demanding an unspecified amount of damages for upending the state's cab industry. The lawsuit, filed late...
  • FCC Names Teams to Review Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirecTV Mergers

    Two lawyers formerly with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division will lead FCC review teams looking into the proposed mergers of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and AT&T with DirecTV. Hillary Burchuk, trial attorney with the FCC's office of general...
  • Donald Sterling calls wife a pig in court

    Donald Sterling calls wife a pig in court
    Clippers owner Donald Sterling stunned a packed Los Angeles County courtroom Wednesday by calling his wife a "pig" after suggesting in earlier testimony that he intends to have his say for a long time to come and pledging to continue his fight with the...
  • AT&T, DirecTV To Pitch Capitol Hill on Benefits of Merger

    AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, in scheduled appearances on Capitol Hill on Tuesday with DirecTV chairman and CEO Michael D. White, plans to tell lawmakers that their proposed $49 billion merger may lead to lower prices for consumers across...
  • AT&T and DirecTV defend deal on Capitol Hill

    The top executives of AT&T and DirecTV spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill making the case for their proposed $48.5-billion deal that will combine the telecommunications giant with the satellite broadcaster to create a video and broadband behemoth. In...
  • Ed O'Bannon-led antitrust suit against NCAA concludes

    The landmark antitrust trial against the NCAA came to a close Friday after 15 days of testimony, with both sides expressing confidence that the outcome will tilt in their favor and lead plaintiff Ed O'Bannon calling it "amazing" that student-athletes were...
  • Federal Judge Refuses to Toss Cablevision's Antitrust Suit Against Viacom Dealmaking

    A federal judge is refusing to dismiss Cablevision's antitrust case challenging Viacom's insistence that it carry 14 lesser-watched channels as a condition of getting carriage of MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and BET. U.S. District Judge Laura...
  • Are Media Megadeals No Longer a Sure Thing?

    When AT&T announced plans to merge with DirecTV last month, the conventional wisdom was that it was a gift to Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The reason: The government would be more likely to give the Comcast-TW Cable transaction a greenlight with the...
  • Ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit against NCAA

    As a much-anticipated federal trial began here Monday, the walls that have long separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks. The occasion was the opening of an antitrust lawsuit filed...