Indie Group Continues To Battle Sony BMG Deal

Law360, New York (June 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Independent music group Impala has again appealed the European Commission's approval of the merger of the music arms of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG.

The group lodged its appeal Friday in the Luxembourg-based European Court of First Instance, which overturned the commission's first approval of the deal.

Impala said Monday that the commission, in its decision to approve the deal the second time, repeated many of the errors it made the first time.

“The EC has simply repeated the economic, political and cultural errors it made...
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