AT&T ready for trial on Justice Dept lawsuit: lead counsel

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AT&T CEO: We are not backing down from DOJ lawsuit out of the deal

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson reacts to the Justice Department's lawsuit to block the proposed merger with Time Warner.

AT&T Inc (T) is prepared to go to trial as soon as possible, ideally within 60 days, after the U.S. Department of Justice sued the company to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc (TWX), the lead trial counsel representing the company said on Monday.

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“We are going to ask the court for the earliest possible date,” Daniel Petrocelli, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers, told reporters at a news conference in New York.

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