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Merger Enforcement Takeaways From 5 Recent Cases

Law360, New York (October 10, 2017, 1:45 PM EDT) -- Despite a number of key U.S. federal antitrust posts remaining vacant,[1] the antitrust authorities have remained quite active. Below, we discuss five recent transactions and what those cases might mean for merger enforcement in the United States in the coming months and years.


On Sept. 26, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice challenged Parker-Hannifin’s consummated acquisition of Clarcor Inc.,[2] alleging that the transaction substantially lessened competition in aviation fuel filtration systems. Interestingly, the DOJ’s challenge came nearly nine months after the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act’s mandatory waiting period...
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