DOJ's Concerns Cast Doubt On Ticketmaster Deal

Law360, New York (October 16, 2009, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly expressed serious concerns about the proposed $2.5 billion merger of Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and concert promoter Live Nation Inc., prompting antitrust experts to question what, if any, remedies the companies could propose that would satisfy the regulator.

Though the department and the companies remain in negotiations over the federal investigation, which dates back to mid-February, DOJ officials have suggested that the watchdog might go to court to prevent the merger, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed sources...
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