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Judge to hear Penguin, Simon & Schuster expert testimony on efficiencies in US DOJ challenge to merger

By Khushita Vasant
  • 25 Jul 2022 22:44
  • 25 Jul 2022 22:44
The US judge presiding over the Department of Justice’s challenge to the merger of Penguin Random House and rival publisher Simon & Schuster today denied the government's motion to preclude the defendants' efficiency analysis.
District Judge Florence Pan of the District of Columbia ruled against the DOJ's motion in limine

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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