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Comment: US FTC's re-opening of Microsoft-Activision administrative trial a departure from precedent

The US Federal Trade Commission is reopening an administrative procedure after it agreed to withdraw from adjudication, an unprecedented move in modern times after losing a request for a preliminary injunction in a merger case.
The revival of the in-house trial could be partly explained by the agency’s insistence that

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Serafina Smith


Serafina Smith covers mergers and acquisitions for MLex from New York. Before becoming a journalist, Serafina was a paralegal supporting the United States Department of Justice, where she worked on foreign bribery and money laundering cases. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Georgetown University.

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