In a historic week for antitrust, the DOJ lost a landmark challenge of a vertical merger, Comcast announced a hostile bid for Fox and the DOJ antitrust chief was chased by paparazzi.
The ruling was a significant defeat for the Department of Justice, which stunned the legal establishment with its November challenge of the transaction.
Makan Delrahim told reporters outside the courthouse that the DOJ would continue to prioritize divestitures and other finite fixes to deals over imposing behavioral conditions.
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