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AT&T Responds To DOJ Lawsuit, Denies Wrongdoing AT&T Responds To DOJ Lawsuit, Denies Wrongdoing

Earlier this afternoon we brought you news that the U.S. Department of Justice had filed a lawsuit against AT&T. The complaint alleges that AT&T has overbilled for IP Relay calls. The calls, which are designed to allow hearing- and speech-impaired …

Poolmageddon Gets A 60 Day Stay Of Execution

The completely outrageous act by the Department of Justice that people have labeled “PoolMageddon”, has been issued a 60 day stay of executive . The American with Disabilities move would have forced hunders of thousands of pools “to supply a …

Poolmageddon: Trial Lawyers Might Get $45 Million Back from Obama Administration Poolmageddon: Trial Lawyers Might Get $45 Million Back from Obama Administration
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Eric Holder is one of the leaders of President Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) and he has been issuing “guidelines” that businesses must follow to comply with a multitude of the nation’s civil rights laws. Holder has been proactive about …

Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Approved By Justice Department Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Approved By Justice Department
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Earlier, we reported that Google had won approval from the European Commission for its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Now, the United States Department of Justice has granted its approval as well. Now things should start getting interesting. The …

DOJ vs. Anonymous: Who’s Tricking Who? DOJ vs. Anonymous: Who’s Tricking Who?
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With Anonymous’ #OpMegaUpload in full swing, it’s time to ask ourselves an important question: Who actually has the upper hand in this “battle” – the U.S. Government or Anonymous? You’re probably aware that the DOJ delivered a blow on Thursday …

Department of Justice Site Down, Anonymous Takes Credit Department of Justice Site Down, Anonymous Takes Credit
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More analysis of the Department of Justice vs. Anonymous – Who’s Tricking Who? UPDATE 3: Down go the RIAA and the MPAA’s sites as well. The DOJ’s website (www.justice.gov) is currently down, and Anonymous (or at least some arm of …

AT&T/T-Mobile Deal: DEAD AT&T/T-Mobile Deal: DEAD
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As if its DOA status wasn’t already apparent to anybody who’s paid attention to the issue in the past month or so, the prospective merger between AT&T and T-Mobile has gone the way of the dinosaur. AT&T toe-tagged the deal …

DoJ Pushes To Delay Or Dismiss AT&T, T-Mobile Trial DoJ Pushes To Delay Or Dismiss AT&T, T-Mobile Trial
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Let’s play a game: Pretend you’re AT&T. Your subscribers think you’re the pits and everybody’s making it next-to-impossible for you to acquire your competitor, T-Mobile. In short, it doesn’t seem like anybody really likes you these days. What can you …

eBay Craigslist Dispute Turns Into Criminal DoJ Investigation eBay Craigslist Dispute Turns Into Criminal DoJ Investigation

Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly investigating claims that eBay employees took confidential info from Craigslist to use in a service that would compete with it. Reuters reports that it has obviated a copy of a grand jury …

Sprint Files Its Own Suit to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Sprint Files Its Own Suit to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger
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Sprint announced today that it has filed a suit to block the proposed AT&T, T-Mobile USA merger. The suit was filed in federal court in the District of Columbia. “Sprint opposes AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile,” said Susan Z. Haller, …

AT&T Hopes to Settle with DoJ Before Going to Court AT&T Hopes to Settle with DoJ Before Going to Court
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On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department announced that it had filed an antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. “The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United …

T-Mobile USA CEO Talks DOJ Suit in Email to Employees T-Mobile USA CEO Talks DOJ Suit in Email to Employees

As previously reported, the U.S. Department of Justice has moved to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. They have filed an antitrust suit with this cause. T-Mobile USA CEO and President Philipp Humm reportedly sent out an email to …

DoJ Files To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger DoJ Files To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

The United States Department of Justice announced today that it has filed an antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. “The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United …

Did Google CEO Larry Page Just Avoid Criminal Prosecution? Did Google CEO Larry Page Just Avoid Criminal Prosecution?
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Last week, it was revealed that Google had to forfeit $500 million for allowing Canadian pharmacies to target US consumers. One such pharmacy tells WebProNews and Google that the U.S. government is taking a “morally wrong” approach with its fine. …

Google AdMeld Deal Draws DoJ Scrutiny Google AdMeld Deal Draws DoJ Scrutiny
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Earlier this week, Google officially announced that it has agreed to acquire ad optimization firm AdMeld, and now, as expected it appears it will draw government scrutiny. Pretty standard really. Bloomberg is reporting that the $400 million deal will be …

Phil Ivey Sues Full Tilt Poker, Sitting Out WSOP Phil Ivey Sues Full Tilt Poker, Sitting Out WSOP
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In a move that is bound to loft him even higher in the eyes of his many fans, poker pro Phil Ivey has announced that he is not playing in the World Series of Poker until Full Tilt Poker resolves …

Google Antitrust Investigation May Be On FTC’s Agenda Google Antitrust Investigation May Be On FTC’s Agenda
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Google’s proposed acquisition of ITA Software, and whether or not the Department of Justice approves it, may have additional ramifications for Google and government regulations. According to a report from Bloomberg, the company is being considered for a “broad antitrust …

Apple Subscription Service Being Monitored By Antitrust Regulators

Earlier this week, Apple introduced its Subscription service for the App Store. Immediately, it was met with waves of criticism (though it’s certainly had its share of defenders). It didn’t take long at all for whispers of antitrust to start going around.

HP Settles E-Rate Fraud Charges For $16 Million

Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay the government $16.25 million to settle e-rate fraud charges. The E-rate program, which funds Internet connections in schools and libraries, has brought Internet connectivity to virtually every classroom in the country. The Department of Justice …

Database Administrator Sentenced To One Year For Hacking
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A former senior database administrator for electric provider GEXA Energy in Houston was sentenced today to one year in prison for hacking into his former employer’s computer network, the U.S. Department of Justice said today.

DOJ To Probe Apple’s Music Dominance

The U.S. Department of Justice is in the early stages of an investigation into how Apple runs its digital music business, according to several reports. While the probe is broad in scope, reportedly of particular interest to the Feds are alleged heavy handed tactics used against labels that participated in Amazon’s Daily Deal promotion, which Hypebot reported in early March.