Illumina Wants Extra Witnesses For FTC Merger Challenge

By Nadia Dreid (July 27, 2021, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Illumina is asking the Federal Trade Commission's in-house administrative judge for permission to have two extra expert witnesses speak on behalf of the biotech company's $8 billion plan to pick up cancer testing company Grail.

Expert witnesses for FTC proceedings are normally capped at five per side, but Illumina told the administrative judge in a filing that was made available Friday that it believes its situation qualifies as an extraordinary circumstance that should make it an exception under agency rules.

"The Court should allow Respondents to designate seven expert witnesses because of the sheer breadth of complex, novel issues in this...

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