Judge rules in favor of massive AT&T-Time Warner merger

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a massive merger involving AT&T and Time Warner.

The decision relates to AT&T’s move to buy Time Warner in an $85 billion merger.

The Justice Department sued to block the merger, arguing it would hurt competition in pay TV and cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars more to stream TV and movies.

But the government failed to prove the merger would dampen competition and innovation and raise prices for pay TV, said Daniel Petrocelli, the companies' lead attorney in defending the merger.

As president, Trump called the merger "not good for the country" and said he believed it would push pay-TV prices higher. Looming in the background of the deal was Trump's long-running feud with Time Warner's CNN, which he often derided as "failing" and a purveyor of "fake news."

Judge Richard Leon, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said at a hearing that he has found, a…

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Judge rules in favor of Jupiter in legal battle over music at Harbourside Place

JUPITER, Fla. - The Town of Jupiter has received a big victory when it comes to its ongoing legal battle over music at Harbourside Place.

The dispute between Harbourside and the town started when residents living at Water's Edge, directly across the Intracoastal from Harbourside, started complaining about the noise level coming from Harbourside's amphitheater. 

"Harbourside is a beautiful place and they do a great job, but the music thing is a problem for everybody and I’m sure they’re trying to find a solution," said Bill Cohen, of Jupiter.

According to court documents, the town and Harbourside tried to solve the issue, but in 2016 the town ultimately adopted a new noise ordinance. Harbourside argued the noise ordinance violated its constitutional rights.

However, on Thursday, a judge denied the development's request for a…

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Jupiter triple homicide suspect asks judge to declare FL death penalty law unconstitutional

JUPITER, Fla. - One of the suspects accused in the Jupiter triple homicide from Super Bowl Sunday night last year

is asking a Palm Beach County judge to declare Florida’s death penalty law unconstitutional.

Prosecutors have already announced they intend to seek the death penalty against

Christopher Vasata who faces three counts of first degree murder.

Vasata was the first suspect arrested and charged with the murders of Sean Henry, 26, Brandi El-Salhy, 24, and 20-year-old Kelli Doherty. All three were gunned down at a 2017 Super Bowl party on Mohawk Street in Jupiter.

Vasata was also injured in the shooting, and reportedly confessed to the killings from his hospital bed, but later denied his responsibility.  

Early on, prosecutors filed their notice of intent to seek the death penalty.

Now, his defense att…

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Judge to rule in ‘Stand your Ground’ defense for Jupiter hate crime suspect

A Palm Beach County judge is expected to rule if a man accused killing a Guatemalan man in an apparent hate crime was actually defending himself.

The third and final hearing for David Harris’s motion to dismiss charges against him based on the “stand your ground” defense from the 2013 case wrapped up Tuesday.

Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer said she will issue a written order on whether or not she believes Harris is immune from prosecution.

“I hope for the judge to be fair and go over the evidence thoroughly. If she decides that David has immunity, he’ll be set free,” said Franklin Prince, Harris's attorney.

Prosecutors for the state said they felt Harris was the initial aggressor, pointing out that Harris did not call 911 after the attack.

“This is in no way shape or form a stand your ground immunity,” said Palm Beach…

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