David Shepardson

U.S. judge says AT&T-Time Warner merger trial may last 8 weeks

US District Judge Richard Leon said a trial to decide if AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is legal under US antitrust law may last six to eight weeks, significantly longer than previously forecast.

US Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco will hear net neutrality case

The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to hear the consolidated challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules. A

FCC approves Time Warner sale of Atlanta TV station

The Federal Communications Commission approved Time Warner's sale of a broadcast station in Atlanta to Meredith, a transaction that could help speed Time Warner's planned merger with AT&T.

Chairman Pai vows to shrink industry regulations

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, vowed to pare back outdated commission regulations, but declined to say if he will move quickly to overturn the Obama administration's landmark network neutrality rules.