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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