March 20, 2018 / 8:43 PM / 6 months ago

Start of AT&T-Time Warner trial delayed until Thursday due to bad weather

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opening statements in the trial to decide if AT&T Inc (T.N) may buy Time Warner Inc TWX.N were delayed by one day until Thursday because of forecasts of bad weather in Washington.

FILE PHOTO - The AT&T logo is pictured during the Forbes Forum 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Opening statements were expected Wednesday before Judge Richard Leon, who will decide if the U.S. Justice Department was correct to seek to block the $85 billion deal on the grounds that it would hurt cable television rivals and, by extension, their consumers.

Reporting by Diane Bartz; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh

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