Review the ” AT&T Pulls $39 Billion T-Mobile Bid on Regulatory Opposition.” article.
In 2011, AT&T attempted a merger with T-Mobile. The Justice Department sued under the act, claiming that the merger would constitute a violation of the antitrust laws. In 2012, AT&T dropped its attempt at the acquisition.
If AT&T had merged with T-Mobile, would the merger have violated antitrust laws? Why or why not? Do not be unduly influenced by the Justice Departmentâ€™s stance on the issue. Use your own analysis to reach a conclusion.