AT&T Inc. attacked the U.S. government expert who disputes the company’s claim that its takeover of Time Warner Inc. would lead to $2.5 billion in cost savings.
Rob Walters, a lawyer for AT&T, tried April 23 to undermine the Justice Department’s expert, Ronald Quintero, saying he ignored AT&T’s history of successfully integrating companies and achieving projected savings. Walters also said that in a separate case in which he testified as an expert, Quintero’s testimony was “utterly discredited” by a judge.
“I’ve never heard that until just now,” Quintero responded.
The dispute about the synergies in the Time Warner deal takes ...