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4/15/15: Telecom giant AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) surprised analysts by announcing it has filed its own lawsuit to overturn new regulatory orders that will create net neutrality. While industry groups and lobbyists tend to take on government lawsuits, this deal is especially interesting given that the same agency that AT&T has filed the suit against, the Federal Communications Commission, is also the same that will make a final ruling on the firm's $49 billion takeover deal of DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV). The company joins four trade groups in their individual efforts to overturn the regulatory orders. They are the National Cable and Telecommunications Association; the CTIA, the wireless industry's top trade group; the American Cable Association, a group representing small and independent cable companies; and advocacy giant, the United States Telecom Association.