2nd Requests Take Discovery To Next Level

Law360, New York (November 3, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT) -- Merger and acquisition activity accelerated during the first half of 2010, following a year in which reported transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act plunged approximately 59 percent compared with the prior fiscal year, according to statistics issued in a 2009 joint annual report published by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

While transaction filings decreased in 2009, the percentage of second requests issued actually increased 4.5 percent from approximately 2.5 percent in 2008. Going forward, the predicted expansion of enforcement and investigation...
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