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FTC and DOJ Request Information on Serial Acquisitions and Rollups

The FTC and DOJ issued a Request for Information for Public Comment on Corporate Consolidation Through Serial Acquisitions and Roll-Up Strategies (RFI) to understand how frequently these types of acquisitions occur and how they are impacting markets. The RFI seeks information from the public on serial acquisitions and rollups—whereby companies become larger by acquiring smaller firms…

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DOJ and State AGs Spotlight Live Nation/Ticketmaster’s Alleged Monopolization of Live Events

A bipartisan coalition of 30 AGs and the U.S. DOJ filed a lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiary Ticketmaster L.L.C. (collectively, “Live Nation”), for alleged monopolization of the live events industry in violation of the Sherman Act and certain states’ antitrust and consumer protection laws. The complaint alleges that Live Nation maintains monopolies and market…

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New Jersey and Texas Ramp up Regulatory Enforcement Teams

Both the Texas and New Jersey AG offices have made moves to bolster their regulatory enforcement teams. In Texas, recent developments indicate that the AG’s office has increased its recruitment of privacy attorneys for the newly formed Data Privacy and Security Team, tasked with enforcing the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (TDPSA). Enacted on…

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Additional AGs Join Lawsuit Against NCAA Alleging Antitrust Violations

D.C. AG Brian Schwalb, Florida AG Ashley Moody, and New York AG Letitia James have joined a lawsuit brought by Tennessee AG Jonathan Skrmetti and Virginia AG Jason Miyares against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which we previously covered, alleging that the organization’s restrictions on future student-athletes’ ability to commercially use their name, image,…

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