Antitrust Column & Publications

Cellular Merger Under Fire; City Loses Challenge on Combining Health Insurers

Date: 09/22/11

Source: The New York Law Journal. Reprinted with permission.

The Department of Justice brought a lawsuit seeking to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, asserting that it would combine two of the four providers of mobile wireless telecommunications services and eliminate a "maverick." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the rejection of New York City's challenge to a merger of health insurers for failure to define a plausible relevant market.

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