Bazaarvoice Trial Proved Merger Hurt Competition, DOJ Says

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice argued Tuesday that a three-week trial over Bazaarvoice Inc.'s $168 million acquisition of its biggest rival had shown that the deal decimated competition for ratings-and-review software — even if the company hasn't yet raised prices amid the watchdog's merger challenge.

The DOJ told the court in its post-trial brief that nothing Bazaarvoice presented during the case truly countered the fact that the deal was a merger to monopoly that eliminated the company's biggest competition in PowerReviews Inc. while making it difficult...
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