TechFreedom Praises, Critiques New Vertical Merger Guidelines

In Rights by Michael Rae

WASHINGTON, D.C. —­­ Today, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission released new Vertical Merger Guidelines, replacing the 1984 Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines. The new document describes how those agencies plan to evaluate the likely competitive impact of vertical mergers (which do not eliminate direct competitors) and

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