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Massachusetts District Court denies motion to dismiss antitrust claims related to “club deals” by private equity firms

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2009

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts has denied a motion to dismiss a class action claiming that certain private equity firms illegally colluded in the purchase of target companies in leveraged buyout transactions

Stumbling out of the blocks

  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2013

When does pre-closing integration planning cross the line to become gun jumping that can create antitrust liability? I've been thinking about that

FTC announces new filing thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notifications

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the new notification thresholds for pre-merger notification reports that must be filed under the

DOJ files suit to block AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile

  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2011

The Department of Justice today filed suit in federal district court in the District of Columbia to permanently enjoin AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile

Assistant Attorney General Baer reports on recent developments in DOJ remedies and enforcement policies

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 18 2013

On September 25th, Bill Baer, Asst. Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), spoke at the Georgetown

FTC announces changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino filing requirements

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2013

On Jan. 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements

Federal court dismisses antitrust suit alleging unlawful joint bidding arrangements among private equity firms

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 29 2008

A federal district court judge in the Western District of Washington recently dismissed an antitrust class action suit alleging that two private equity funds had unlawfully conspired in their bid to acquire WatchGuard Technologies (“WatchGuard”), a publicly traded company

Brunswick revisited: antitrust injury in a competitor’s merger challenge

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2012

In fall 2011, antitrust plaintiffs were put on notice that the requirement of antitrust injury was alive and well and might be applied rigorously in competitor suits

Perhaps it was your fault, smelly cat

  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2013

We now interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to report on some breaking news. You don't get a nice antitrust Supreme Court decision like

Department of Justice successfully challenges BazaarvoicePowerreviews merger

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California determined last week that Bazaarvoice, Inc., a social media marketing company