New Vertical Merger Guidelines May Hurt Startups & Facilitate Political Weaponization of Antitrust

In Rights by Michael Rae

WASHINGTON, D.C. —­­ Yesterday, TechFreedom filed comments on the draft Vertical Merger Guidelines proposed by the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission. This document would replace the 1984 Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines, and explain how the antitrust agencies will review “vertical” consolidation between companies that do not

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