Judge warns AT&T and DOJ that they’re moving too slow

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes arrives for opening statements in the AT&T-Time Warner merger trial. Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images

Judge Richard J. Leon, who is presiding over the AT&T-Time Warner merger case, indicated that he is beginning to feel fed up with the slow-moving process warning, “My tolerance to date for redundancy [in witnesses] has been reasonably high, but it’s going to be lowered."

Why it matters: The trial was supposed to last at most eight weeks — wrapping up in May — but things have gotten off to a slow start with procedural nuances and snow days getting in the way. Meanwhile, a plethora of media deals that ride on the outcome of this case remain on hold.