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Global Antitrust: EC Flags Illumina for Proceeding With Purchase of Cancer Test Company Despite Investigation

The European Commission is investigating whether Illumina’s decision to complete its acquisition of cancer test manufacturer Grail — despite the Commission’s ongoing investigation into any anticompetitive effects of the deal — breaches the “standstill obligation” under Article 7…

Verizon Selling Yahoo and AOL for $5 Billion

Unable to compete with Google and Facebook, Verizon is selling Verizon Media — made up of Yahoo, AOL, advertising technology, and other media platform assets…

MoginRubin Helps Bertram Capital Inc. and FCG Acquisitions Seal Deal with KKR & Co, Inc.

MoginRubin LLP assisted private equity firm Bertram Capital Management LLC with the antitrust clearance of the sale of FCG Acquisitions Inc. to KKR & Co,…

With Anticompetitive Concerns Addressed, Intuit / Credit Karma Deal Moves Forward

Intuit Inc., owner of the popular TurboTax DIY tax preparation service, has moved forward with its $8.1 billion acquisition of Credit Karma, Inc., after satisfying…

European Commission Examining Aon’s Acquisition of Willis Towers Watson

The European Commission announced Dec. 21 that it is investigating Aon’s proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson, a deal that would combine two leading providers…

Automotive E-Commerce Company Buys AI Analytics Capability

The power of data analytics continues to be a key driver of value for companies. Online auto retailer Vroom announced Dec. 15, 2020, that it…

DOJ: Visa / Plaid Deal Would be Bad for Online Debit Market and Consumers

Government Sues to Block Deal Intended to Erase Disruptor Referring to Visa Inc. as a monopolist in the online debit services industry, the Department of…

Telecommunications: DOJ Allows AT&T to Sell Off Caribbean Operations

The Department of Justice is requiring Liberty Latin America Ltd., its subsidiary, Liberty Communications of Puerto Rico LLC, and AT&T Inc. to divest certain fiber-based…

Private Equity: Platforms Seek Quick Merger Approval in the U.K.

Two popular crowdfunding platforms, Crowdcube and Seedrs, have asked the U.K. competition authority to fast track their merger designed to create “the world’s largest private…

TikTok Gets Reprieve from Trump Ban, Nears Deal with Oracle, Walmart

Now that TikTok has more time to keep its U.S. operation alive – thanks to a federal court order enjoining the Trump administration’s effort to…

DOJ Requires Divestiture of Hawaiian Brewer Before Anheuser Can Buy Craft Brew

The Justice Department Antitrust Division will approve a major acquisition in the beer industry, but only if one of the merging company’s divests its holdings…

Nvidia’s Acquiring UK Chip Designer for $40 Billion

In a move that Reuters said will “reshape the global semiconductor landscape,” Nvidia Corp. is purchasing Arm of the U.K. from SoftBank Group Corp. of…

French and American Luxury Brands Litigate Delayed Merger

Dispute in Delaware, Tussle in Brussels LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton of France used business challenges presented by the novel coronavirus to avoid a multi-billion-dollar…

FTC Approves Elanco’s $7.6B Acquisition of Bayer Animal Healthcare, Sets Divestiture Conditions

Pending approval, two of the world’s largest animal healthcare manufacturers will consummate a multibillion dollar acquisition in August 2020, subject to FTC and other, international…

FTC Press Release: VieVu Former Parent Settles Body Cam Antitrust Case

Press Release MEDIA CONTACT: Betsy Lordan Federal Trade Commission Office of Public Affairs 202-326-3707 VieVu’s Former Parent Company Safariland Agrees to Settle Charges That It…

FTC Sues to Unwind Altria’s $12.8 Billion Investment in Competitor JUUL

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE APRIL 1, 2020 Today, the Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint (a public version of which will be available…

Update that Boilerplate! California Civil Code Section 1542 Amendments Affect Waiver of Unknown Claims

Update that Boilerplate! California Civil Code Section 1542 Amendments Affect Waiver of Unknown Claims By: Nicole Ambrosetti The California Legislature has amended Civil Code section…