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Closing shots fired in AT&T, Time Warner case ahead of June ruling

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo / Axios

AT&T spent Monday on a final aggressive attempt to undermine the foundation of the Justice Department’s case to block its proposed $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, while government lawyers looked to cement their case by destroying the company’s credibility.

The bottom line: The closing arguments set the stage for Judge Richard J. Leon's decision after the more than six-week-long trial, which will send waves rippling through the tech, telecom and media industries— and likely affect the millions of consumers who use these companies' products.