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A federal judge dismissed a long-stalled class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency on Wednesday, writing that a suggestion he was influenced by the “deep state” was no substitute for “well-pleaded” legal arguments. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon wrote that conservative legal activist ...
U.S. Judge Richard Leon is warning attorneys for the DOJ and AT&T (NYSE:T) to speed up the trial over its proposed merger with Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) or risk missing the June 21 deadline to complete the transaction. The U.S. government opposes the $85B deal, arguing that it would hurt consumers ...

The high-dollar amount stunned U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, who is presiding over the case. He checked to make sure the lawyer meant billion, not million. Welsh said Turner already uses its programming as leverage in negotiations. In 2014, he said, it timed a Dish contract to expire during March ...
WASHINGTON — U.S. District Judge Richard Leon warned that if the AT&T-Time Warner antitrust trial goes into May, he may not be able to render an opinion by June 21. That date is the deadline that AT&T and Time Warner set in December, after the trial date was set, to complete their combination.
WASHINGTON — The federal judge in the AT&T-Time Warner antitrust trial indicated that he would like to hear about the competition that the companies face from much bigger internet giants like Google and Facebook. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon did not say whether he would ultimately use the ...

Judge Richard Leon, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM). On the opening day of what is likely to be the most consequential antitrust showdown in decades, a federal judge contemplated how to evaluate whether tools of the modern workplace, like email chains, ...
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon must determine whether the Department of Justice has legal justification to block AT&T's $85-billion takeover of Time Warner. Rate hike: Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday are expected to nudge up a key interest rate for the fourth time in the past 12 months.

The DOJ's antitrust case against AT&T's planned Time Warner acquisition comes to a federal courtroom Monday. The case is slated to begin Monday at 10am in the courtroom of Judge Richard Leon, who was nominated to the court in 2001 by George W Bush. He is the same judge who gave final approval ...
The judge hearing the Justice Department's lawsuit against AT&T's purchase of Time Warner is known for both high-profile rulings and a direct manner in the courtroom. Why it matters: Judge Richard J. Leon will decide the fate of an $85 billion deal in a case that will have broad ripple effects throughout the media, tech and ...
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon also lashed out at a Reuters report that the start of the trial would be delayed by two days, to next Wednesday. Right after he entered the courtroom for a status hearing on Thursday, he said that he was “handed what some people would call fake news.” He challenged the ...
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, in his ruling on Tuesday, wrote that AT&T-Time Warner had not met the legal threshold to show that they have “been 'especially singled out'” by the Justice Department, and therefore could obtain records of correspondence that would shed light on how the decision to was ...
Federal Judge Richard Leon is not a household name, but he is one of the most powerful men in Washington. As senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Leon's past decisions have altered the fate of some of America's biggest companies, and his upcoming decision holds the key ...
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Richard Leon nixed it March 13, according to a one-line summary order. The Protect Democracy Project filed the brief March 8 as counsel for the group of former DOJ attorneys. The filing encourages the court to take seriously any possibility that Trump or ...


 

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