Professor Nicholas Economides outlines why the Department of Justice is concerned about a potential AT&T-Time Warner merger
— March 23, 2018
Excerpt from Bloomberg -- "Many times over the last three decades, the challenges of the Department of Justice were very mild in a sense that it would allow the mergers to go through with various behavioral restrictions, or conduct restrictions that the companies had to follow after the merger. Why the Department of Justice is concerned, and I think it's a legitimate concern, is there was never a follow-up, so the company said, 'We are going to do all these things,' and the merger went through and they didn't really do these things. ...I think both sides have a hard task in front of them and that is why this trial is interesting and why the outcome is uncertain."