E.U. Hits Pause On Sony BMG Probe

Law360, New York (March 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission put the brakes on its second probe into the merger between Sony and BMG on Friday, claiming that the companies have failed to provide all the information requested.

“This means that the clock has stopped on this case until such time as the information is received,” the Commission said.

Earlier this month, the E.C. launched an in-depth investigation into the deal between Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG to combine their music recording units amidst concerns that it would give the merged company a...
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