Senators Say DOJ Is Ignoring The Tunney Act

Law360, New York (September 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Concerned that the U.S. Department of Justice is permitting merging companies that have entered into antitrust settlements to sidestep requirements mandated by the Tunney Act, two Senators sent a letter Wednesday to the Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seeking an explanation.

The two-page letter, signed by Democratic Senators Patrick Leahy and Herb Kohl—from Vermont and Wisconsin, respectively—complains that the DOJ routinely allows companies to consummate their mergers before the Tunney Act review process is complete, before the sixty-day period set aside...
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