Bazaarvoice Trial Will Test Antitrust Question For Done Deals

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT) -- With a bench trial set to begin next week, the U.S. Department of Justice's challenge of Bazaarvoice Inc.'s $168.2 million acquisition of a rival online product ratings platform business will force the court to contend with a rarely litigated question unique to mergers that have already closed: whether a deal not yet having thwarted competition means it won't do so further down the road.

As the DOJ prepares to fight Bazaarvoice's purchase of PowerReviews Inc., the trial will likely hinge on whether the company can counter...
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