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Live Nation, Ticketmaster say US DOJ move to unwind merger not 'legally permissible’

By Khushita Vasant
  • 27 Jun 2024 04:12
  • 27 Jun 2024 04:12
Live Nation and Ticketmaster outlined their defenses in a government antitrust lawsuit, telling a US judge that the Department of Justice and several states fail to allege monopoly power and that the requested relief to unwind the companies' 15-year-old merger is neither justified nor legally permissible.
The companies' principal defenses

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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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