Private Equity Firms Fail To Get Antitrust Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (December 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a setback for Wall Street, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Blackstone Group LP and a slew of other financial institutions have failed to persuade a federal judge that an antitrust suit over joint bidding procedures for leveraged buyouts is nothing but a securities case in camouflage.

In a decision handed down Monday, Judge Edward F. Harrington of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts denied the defendants' motion to dismiss the suit, rejecting their arguments that the alleged conduct at issue is regulated...
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