July 19, 2018 / 8:37 PM / 10 months ago

Court OKs expedited schedule for US appeal of AT&T Time Warner tie-up

WASHINGTON, July 19 (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 to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner.

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)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below