Topic: Department of Justice

FTC sends warnings that end of waiting period may not signal end of probe

The Federal Trade Commission has been cautioning certain companies that it is still reviewing transactions they are legally permitted to close, according to an agency official.

04 August 2021

DOJ conditionally approves Gray Television/Quincy Media deal

The Department of Justice is requiring Gray Television to sell 10 television stations to proceed with its $925 million purchase of rival Quincy Media.

29 July 2021

DOJ asks Ninth Circuit to order rehearing of SmileDirectClub case

A Department of Justice attorney has urged an appellate panel in San Francisco to send back SmileDirectClub’s lawsuit against members of the Dental Board of California to receive a “proper legal analysis”.

27 July 2021

Aon/Willis Towers Watson abandoned amid DOJ litigation

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have called off plans to form the world’s largest insurance broker, citing the US Department of Justice’s opposition to the deal.

26 July 2021

Dish Network to stop relying on T-Mobile with AT&T deal

Dish Network has purchased the rights to operate on AT&T’s wireless network, sidelining a key component of a settlement the Department of Justice reached to resolve its antitrust concerns over the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.

26 July 2021

DOJ officials: Leniency programme is “still alive and well”

Acting assistant attorney general Richard Powers has touted the endurance of the Antitrust Division’s leniency programme despite claims that the agency has become less predictable in how it treats those who report antitrust crimes.

22 July 2021

Second Circuit affirms dismissal of bond cartel lawsuit

Allegations that more than 20 banks conspired to form a bond-trading “super-desk” are too broad to be plausible, a federal appellate court has said in affirming a lower court’s decision to dismiss the case.

20 July 2021

DOJ’s first criminal no-poach case expands with DaVita indictment

A federal grand jury has indicted healthcare company DaVita and its former chief executive for allegedly conspiring with rival companies not to hire each other’s employees.

16 July 2021

Judge orders DOJ to respond to Aon’s information requests about alleged markets

The judge presiding over the Department of Justice’s challenge to the proposed merger between Aon and Willis Towers Watson has said he will give the agency until the end of the day on 26 July to respond to the companies’ questions about the case.

16 July 2021

European Commission: US litigation discovery could undermine salmon cartel probe

A federal judge in Miami has granted the European Commission’s request to participate in litigation accusing various North Atlantic salmon farms of price-fixing.

14 July 2021

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