3 Lessons From DOJ's Bazaarvoice Merger Win

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 9:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Thursday victory in its court challenge of Bazaarvoice Inc.'s acquisition of rival online review platform provider PowerReviews Inc. shows the importance of hot documents, the risks of relying on customer testimony and courts' willingness to apply traditional antitrust analysis to evolving technology markets.

After a three-week trial, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick ruled that the DOJ had proved the merger eliminated Bazaarvoice's only meaningful competitor and further found that the company had failed to rebut the government's case despite testimony...
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