Kohl Demands Close Scrutiny Of Live Nation Deal

Law360, New York (July 27, 2009, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., has urged the U.S. Department of Justice to take a close look at the $2.5 billion proposed merger between Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and concert promoter Live Nation Inc., saying that the deal raises serious competition concerns.

In a letter sent Monday to Christine Varney, head of the department's Antitrust Division, Kohl said that the merger should only be approved if regulators conclude that it is unlikely to lead to higher prices for consumers.

Kohl, chairman of the U.S. Senate's antitrust, competition policy...
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