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The price of hubris: Consumers to feel brunt of Delrahim’s call on AT&T deal

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim is paid to make the single most important decision the Department of Justice’s antitrust division faces: to sue or to settle. Just weeks into the job, the former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump tried to create new case law in vertical mergers by challenging AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner — and lost.

Antitrust lawyers say consumers will pay for his misjudgment.

Video distributor AT&T agreed to buy content producer Time Warner for $85.4 billion in October 2016. A year later...

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