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A Primer on Litigating the Fix

Leah Brannon and David Gelfand, Antitrust (Fall), 2016

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When the U.S. Antitrust agencies conclude that proposed transactions are likely to lessen competition, parties often resolve those concerns by way of consent decrees requiring divestitures. In 2015, for example, the FTC brought 22 merger enforcement challenges, and in 17 of those the agency accepted consent orders to resolve its concerns.

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