Review the “At&t pulls $39 billion t-mobile bid after U.S. 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 Department’s stance on the issue. Use your own analysis to reach a conclusion.http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-19/at-t-pulls-39-billion-t-mobile-bid-after-u-s-opposition.html