Antitrust Column & Publications

DOJ: On Beef Packers, Anheuser-Busch, Delta-Northwest

Date: 11/25/08

Source: The New York Law Journal. Reprinted with permission.

In the waning months of the current administration, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced a wide variety of enforcement actions including: bringing a lawsuit to challenge the combination of two of the four largest domestic beef packers; requiring a divestiture in a foreign beer brewer's acquisition of the largest U.S. brewer; imposing one of the largest fines on this side of the Atlantic for a price-fixing cartel; and mounting an investigation that led to the abandonment of Yahoo! and Google's plans to collaborate in the sale of Internet search advertising.

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