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Republic Turns Down Waste Management Bid Again

Law360 (August 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Waste Management Inc. said it would reassess its options after rival Republic Service Inc. turned down the company's second buyout offer out of concern that the deal would draw tougher antitrust scrutiny than a bid from waste service provider Allied Waste Industries Inc.

“We continue to believe that our revised proposal would provide superior value to Republic stockholders and, with Republic's cooperation, would be executable on a timely basis,” Waste Management said Friday. “We are disappointed with the action taken by Republic's board of directors and...
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