Recent Development in Antitrust and International Trade Law

DOJ ALLOWS TICKETMASTER TO BUY LIVE NATION

January 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm

On January 25, 2010, the Department of Justice entered into a settlement agreement with Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. that allowed it to complete its acquisition of Live Nation, Inc. The settlement agreement required Ticketmaster to license its ticketing software, divest ticketing assets and subject itself to anti-retaliation provisions in order to […]

DOJ SETTLES LAWSUIT AGAINST CHARLESTON WV NEWSPAPER DEAL

January 20, 2010 at 1:01 am

On January 20, the Department of Justice reached a settlement with the Daily Gazette Company and MediaNews Group Inc. (now known as Affiliated Media Inc.), that requires the companies to restructure their newspaper joint operating arrangement (JOA) and take other steps to remedy the anticompetitive effects of the 2004 transaction, […]

DOJ INVESTIGATING MONSANTO

January 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm

On January 14, the DOJ announced that it has opened a formal antitrust investigation of the soybean seed industry. Monsanto announced that the DOJ’s Antitrust Division sent it a civil investigative demand (“CID) for information on the company’s soybean traits business after complaints that Monsanto was trying to limit access […]