Positive Law vs. Good Intentions: The Legality of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

  • Harrison Tune
Keywords: law, Spring 2015, Comcast, business, mergers

Abstract

In 2014, a merger proposal was submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice by Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable. The proposed merger has incited popular opposition due to concerns that it would lead to the applicants’ monopolistic control over the internet distribution market. Consequently, appeals have been made in favor of enforcement of antitrust laws in this case. While it may be symptomatic of a need for the laws to change, there is currently no legal foundation for the opposition, and it would be fully legal for the Department of Justice to support the merger. In any case, either verdict will lead to a profound legal precedent.

Author Biography

Harrison Tune
Harrison Tune is a freshman in the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program, currently studying Biology on the Pre-Law track. His focus on Agency Law and Patent Law often spurs his interest in current events in the legal world such as the one discussed in his article. At Boston College, Harrison is involved in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program and is an Eco rep in the Residence Hall Administration. Most of his spare time, however, is spent practicing with the BC Fencing team, where he holds the position of Sabre.
Published
2015-04-01
How to Cite
Tune, H. (2015). Positive Law vs. Good Intentions: The Legality of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger. Elements, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.6017/eurj.v11i1.8818
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Articles