DOJ Streamlines Second Request Process

Law360, New York (December 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that it would further streamline its merger review process to reduce the cost of second requests.

In most second request cases, the DOJ will now limit the document search to certain central files and a list of 30 employees. Previously, there was no limit on the number of employees that could be targeted.

Additionally, the agency reduced the document search period from up to four years to two years and limited the volume of materials that companies must produce....
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