Happy Belated, AAG Kanter: The Tipline for 1 August 2022

Assistant attorney general Jonathan Kanter celebrated his 47th birthday on Saturday. The head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division may not have had much time to celebrate, however, as his agency prepares for the start of two merger trials today. DOJ staff are challenging both Penguin RandomHouse’s merger with Simon & Schuster and UnitedHealth’s acquisition of Change Healthcare before the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Also in Tipline, Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan reportedly sidestepped her staff’s Meta/Within recommendation.

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