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DBM in the News – part 2

July 6, 2015
Aetna Agrees To Buy Humana For $341 Billion
Fox Business – Andre Barlow was quoted in this fox article voicing that the Justice Department will scrutinize deals city-by-city to see if the combination would have a monopoly in any metropolitan area.

July 3, 2015
Aetna To Buy Humana For $37 Billion In Cash And Stock
Huffington Post – Andre Barlow was quoted mentioning the possible future actions taken by the Justice Department regarding the Aetna case in this article.

June 24, 2015
Sysco merger with US Foods stopped due to antitrust concerns
Market Place – Andre Barlow was interviewed on radio broadcast and quoted speaking about reasons why this merger was not carried through.

June 23, 2015
U.S. judge grants FTC request to block Sysco merger with US Foods
Reuters – Andre Barlow was quoted in this article asserting that he believed the Sysco merger was likely to be scrapped in the near future.

June 22, 2015
Anthem confident, but experts see antitrust hurdles to Cigna deal
Reuters – In this article, Andre Barlow was quoted discussing the danger of having 3 or fewer competitors in this field in one county.

June 10, 2015
Is Apple Music the ebooks antitrust case all over again?
Fortune – Andre Barlow was quoted vocalizing that there is nothing illegal with Apple coming out with a paid subscription service and Apple having independent agreements is fine.

May 29, 2015
Humana Explores Sale
CNBC – Andre Barlow was quoted observing that the Justice Department is going to scrutinize any deal coming out of these talks city-by-city.

May 21, 2015
Poultry Grower Sues Pilgrims Pride JBS
Mike Callicrate -In this press release, Keith Lively is representing a poultry grower in a lawsuit for compensation for Pilgrim’s wrongful, intentional, malicious, and unlawful acts.

May 19, 2015
Poultry Company Sues Pilgrim’s Pride for Breach of Contract
WVRecord – Keith Lively represents the subject of this article M&M who is is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

May 8, 2015
Monsanto Set to Press Ahead With Syngenta Takeover Plan
Reuters – Andre Barlow is quoted talking about the concentration of the seed growing industry.

February 12, 2015
Online Travel Agency Expedia to Buy Rival Orbitz
Reuters – Andre Barlow is quoted explaining the lack of entry barriers in the Expedia case.

December 24, 2014
Sysco US Foods Must Narrow Gap With Rival To Clear Merger
Reuters – Andre Barlow is quoted in this article questioning the discrepancies in SKU’s in this merger.

December 10, 2014
Apple Faces Harsh Terms in Its E-Book Defense
Bloomberg – In this article Andre Barlow is quoted talking about a monitor’s duties in regards to antitrust.

November 18, 2014
Halliburton Bid for Baker Hughes Faces Antitrust Storm
Gulf News – In this article Andre Barlow speaks about how the Justice Department could conclude that the companies are big and sophisticated enough to not need government protection.

November 17, 2014
Halliburton Baker Hughes Tough Experts Predict
The Guardian – In this article Andre Barlow is quoted speaking about how, in the past, the DOJ has considered buyer power and the sophistication of the buyers with regards to this particular industry.

October 29, 2014
Antitrust regulators face clashing missions in U.S. cigarette deal.
Reuters – Andre Barlow is quoted pointing out that regulators have been willing to fight various alcohol mergers that have had the potential to raise prices.

October 6, 2014
Climate Change Hits Close to Home for Small Family Farmers
Huffington Post – Andre Barlow and Keith Lively are pictured, along with others, during a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding which will enable the EPA to learn more about environmental issues that are most important to the National Black Farmers Association.

September 18, 2014
InBev faces antitrust hurdle if it goes after SABMiller
Market Watch – Andre Barlow is referenced in this article giving his opinion on what would happen if Anheuser- InBev acquires SABMiller.

July 24, 2014
Merger of papermakers may be OK’d despite antitrust concerns
Reuters – In this article Andrew Barlow was quoted arguing that there is a concentration level risk in Verso Paper Corp’s plan to buy NewPage Corp but that there is also reasons why the merge could be approved.

July 17, 2014
CNBC Media Money: Media Enters the Age of Consolidation Squawk Box
CNBC – Andre Barlow shares insight on emerging antitrust issues as consolidation efforts seep through the media sector.

July 15, 2014
UPDATE 6-Reynolds gains in menthol, gives up e-cigarette brand
Reuters – Andre Barlow was quoted in this article speaking on the antitrust scrutiny that Reynold American Inc’s proposed acquisition of Lorillard Inc faces.

July 14, 2014
Andre Barlow Joins AAI Advisory Board
American Antitrust Institute – This article highlights the fact that Andre Barlow, who has had years of experience with antitrust enforcement matters, has joined the American Antitrust Institute Advisory Board.

June 17, 2014
Apple caves in ebooks fight: what the big settlement means for you
CNBC – Andre Barlow was quoted in this article which addresses Apple’s legal battle over its e-book pricing and the settlement the company has agreed to.

May 12, 2014
Doyle, Barlow & Mazard Sues Law Firm Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton And Lawyer Dennis M. Gingold For $8 million For Non Payment On Behalf Of National Black Farmers Association President John W. Boyd, Jr.
PR Newswire – In this news release, Andre Barlow represents John W. Boyd, Jr. in a lawsuit seeking compensation for the time, effort and resources Mr. Boyd expended on the behalf of Washington DC law firm Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, LLP lawyer Dennis M. Gingold.

December 25, 2013
In telecom merger mania, skeptical eye from Obama administration
Reuters – Robert Doyle was referenced stating how the potential Comcast/Time Warner merging could avoid antitrust speculations.

December 10, 2013
Sysco US Foods May Face Tough Antitrust Review
Under Current News – In this article Robert Doyle argued that the combined merger of Sysco and US Foods would be problematic.

December 10, 2013
Apple Faces Harsh Terms in its ebook Defense
Business Week – Andre Barlow was cited stating what the role of a monitor should be in an antitrust merger case, specifically looking at Michael Bromwich who was appointed to oversee Apple’s compliance with a series of antitrust matters.

December 10, 2013
The Persecution of Apple: Is the ebook investigation out of control?
Gigaom Research – Andre Barlow is quoted again in this article giving his perspective on U.S. District Judge Denise Cote’s handling of the alleged Apple e-book conspiracy.

November 29, 2013
Hertz Fix in Dollar Thrifty Deal Fails as Insider Warned
Bloomberg – In this article Robert Doyle represented client, Sandy Miller, whose argument was ignored in FTC’s consideration of the Hertz/Dollar Thrifty merger agreement.

August 13, 2013
Why is the Obama Administration Trying to Stop the American U.S. Airways Merger?
Business Week – Robert Doyle analyzed why the American-US Airways merger was blocked by the Department of Justice.

June 27, 2013
Justice Department Probing US Airways Merger
Reuters – In this article Robert Doyle assessed the Justice Department decision to take sworn testimony in the form of depositions when it came on to the planned merging of American Airlines and US Airways.

February 19, 2013
No U.S. antitrust guarantees for Office Depot, OfficeMax merger
Reuters – Robert Doyle was quoted stating that internet competition today will affect Office Depot’s plan to acquire Office Max.

February 1, 2013
Through an old lens
Austin Business Journal – In this article Camelia Mazard was referenced in discussions pertaining to technology businesses in new market segments that often come under the scrutiny of antitrust regulators.

December 11, 2012
Delta buys Virgin Atlantic stake to boost London access
Reuters – Robert Doyle was quoted saying that the Delta Airline/Virgin Atlantic deal could raise antitrust concerns if the U.S. Justice Department were to determine that it reduced the incentives for the two companies to compete against each other.

May 11, 2012
Expect a 6 month freeze on Facebook’s Instagram acquisition
Gigaom – Andrew Barlow commented on the role of the FTC and DOJ in Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and predicts that the deal will be allowed to close.

March 30, 2012
Express Scripts’s FTC Ruling on Medco Said Likely by Friday
Bloomberg – Robert Doyle was quoted stating that the FTC merger inquiry of the Express Scripts/Medico Health Solution acquisition has been long and thorough, which may result in a successful transaction.

January 27, 2012
Regulator Sues to Block Omnicare Bid to Buy PharMerica
Reuters UK – In this article Robert Doyle was cited stating that Omnicare’s proposed acquisition of PharMerica Corp does not relate to Express Scripts’ plan to buy Medco Health Solutions but that investors will view both cases through the same prism.

November 30, 2011
Refile-Update 1-AT&T, Deutsch Telekom Eyed Fallback Venture – WSJ
Reuters – Robert Doyle spoke on AT&T’s proposed plan to buy T-Mobile USA saying that the specifics of the joint venture of the companies will determine the Department of Justice’s ruling.

November 11, 2011
Analysis: H&R Block Ruling Bodes Ill For AT&T
Reuters – In this article Robert Doyle commented on H&R Block’s planned acquisition of TaxACT to grow its digital market share.

September 22, 2011
Did Google Increase Microsoft’s Ad Rates
TheGuruReview – Andre Barlow was quoted stating that if Microsoft allegations against Google are true then the FTC could rule that Google has violated the Sherman Act as well as other antitrust laws.

September 22, 2011
Google’s Schmidt Fighting Fires, From Oracle to FTC
Siliconagle – In this article Andre Barlow was cited giving his viewpoint on the claims that Google has increased Microsoft’s ad rates.

September 22, 2011
Massive ETF Insider Trading, Google Ad Rates, UBS Board: Compliance
Bloomberg – Andre Barlow was quoted in regards to the Microsoft/ Google controversy concerning speculations that Google increased its advertising rates.

September 21, 2011
Google Might Have Hiked Microsoft’s Ad Rates
TheInquirer – In this article Andre Barlow spoke on the role that the FTC will have in the if the Google accusations in relation to Microsoft are true.

September 21, 2011
US Probing Allegedly Higher Google Ad Rate for Microsoft
Adage – Andre Barlow commented on the allegations surrounding the business partnership between Google and Microsoft.

September 21, 2011
Questions Raised on Google Advertising
Businessrecord – In this article Andre Barlow shared his perspective of what the outcome of the speculations against Google could be if they are indeed true.

September 2, 2011
AT&T Plans Two-Track Plan to Save T-Mobile Deal
Reuters – Robert Doyle shared his thoughts on AT&T’s plan to purchase T-Mobile USA, citing that it would be difficult for AT&T to reach a settlement with the Department of Justice.

July 01, 2011
Google Hires 12 Lobby Firms in Wake of FTC Probe
Reuters – In this article Robert Doyle mentioned that Google’s decision to hire lobby firms to aid with its antitrust investigation will not affect the FTC’s decisions.

May 16, 2011
D. Boerse Set for NYSE Deal: Nasdaq Left Scrambling
uk.Reuters – Andre Barlow was quoted in reference to the Nasdaq/ICE proposed merge, which sought after a speedy regulatory process from the DOJ, stating that in instances like that it is not a surprise that the DOJ would choose to abandon the bid.

May 16, 2011
D. Boerse Set for NYSE Deal as Nasdaq Bows Out
Reuters – In this article Andre Barlow commented on the fact that the failed Nasdaq/ICE merge is as a result of the government making quick antitrust regulatory decisions.

March 25, 2011
Nasdaq Bid for NYSE Would Hit Antitrust Stumble
uk.Reuters – Robert Doyle was quoted in this article stating that antitrust regulators at the Justice Department would likely focus on two issues: overlaps in U.S. equity options exchanges and U.S. equity exchanges when it came on to Nasdaq’s bid for NYSE.

February 24, 2011
Nasdaq Bid for NYSE Would Hit Antitrust Stumble
TheGlobeandMall – In this article Robert Doyle mentioned that Nasdaq’s attempt to acquire NYSE raises serious antitrust problems.

February 7, 2011
Orbitz, ITA Software Renew Contract
Reuters – Andre Barlow commented on Orbitz agreement with ITA Software to renew its software application while it’s in process of being acquired by Google, stating that the license renewal indicates that ITA is willing to enter into long term contracts with some of these travel web sites.

January 29, 2011
US Asks About Search Fairness in Google/ITA
ukReuters – In this article Robert Doyle spoke on Google’s proposed acquisition of ITA Software, commenting that a settlement focus on licensing would mean that the deal would go through.

January 28, 2011
RPT-DEALTALK-AMB/ProLogis Deal Would Be No Merger of Equals
Reuters – Robert Doyle spoke on AMB’s plan to purchase ProLogis, stating that while antitrust regulators would focus on geographical areas to determine areas in which the pair have too high a combined market share regulators, they would also look at the industrial real estate side of things.

January 28, 2011
Exclusive: US Asks About Search Fairness in Google/ITA
Reuters – Robert Doyle was quoted giving his perspective in reference to the Google/ITA potential merge.

September 2, 2010
Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC Wins Trade Case
PRweb – In this article Camelia Mazard was quoted as she was the lead attorney on the U.S. magnesia carbon brick (“MCB”) industry case.

September 2, 2010
Doye, Barlow & Mazard PLLC Wins Trade Case
4RSS – Camelia Mazard commented on the fact that the ITC vote, which determined that the US MCB industry is materially injured by Chinese and Mexican imports, represents an important victory for U.S. producers of MCB and their workers.

May 3, 2010
United, Continental May Cede Routes to Win Merger Approval
Bloomberg – In this article Andre Barlow was quoted asserting that even if the government determines that certain aspects of the United/Continental transaction are anti-competitive, the parties will have the opportunity to offer a settlement.

April 15, 2010
United, US Air Merger May Have to Give Up Routes in Merger
Bloomberg – Andre Barlow was cited in this article, stating that United and US Airways would need to explain to the antitrust division how the acquisition deal would not harm competition.

January 6, 2010
Update 2-US Regulators Undecided on Ticketmaster Deal-Sources
Reuters – Andre Barlow commented on the the merger of ticketing giant Ticketmaster TKTM.O and concert promoter Live Nation, arguing that because the companies have different areas of expertise, the deal may be a hard one to fight.

January 1, 2010
Funny Farms: Class Action Lawsuit Targets Dairy Industry, While DOJ Investigates Monsanto
Inside Counsel – In this article Andre Barlow is quoted speaking on the fact that antitrust investigations into agriculture is nothing new.

December 21, 2009
People on the Move: December 14
Bizjournal – Candice M. Fitch was highlighted for adding hospitality practice at Doyle, Barlow & Mazard.

December 1, 2009
Comcast-NBC Deal Would Face ‘Gauntlet’ of Regulators
Bloomberg – Andre Barlow asserted that the Comcast/NBC joint venture could withhold programming or content from its competitors.

September 9, 2009
Approval Likely for JBS-Pilgrim’s Pride Deal, Say Experts
Foodproductivity – In this article Andre Barlow spoke in reference to the acquisition of Pilgrim’s Pride by JBS.

May 27, 2009
Department of Justice Opens Investigation of Blackboard’s Purchase of Angel Learning
Chronicle – Camelia Mazard was quoted in regards to Blackboard’s acquisition of Angel Learning, mentioning that the merge could raise enough concern to cause the Justice Department to undo the deal, though such moves are rare.

February 1, 2009
Obama’s Antitrust Dilemma
Forbes – Andre Barlow commented on the fact that Christine Varney’s leadership in the antitrust division of the Department of Justice will be beneficial.

May 2008
Antitrust Issues for Companies Executing M&A Strategies
Financier Worldwide – In this article Andre Barlow spoke in regards to the way in which the DOJ conducts antitrust investigations.

May 2008
Class Actions Allege Banks and Brokers Engaged in Price-Fixing
Insidecounsel – Andrew Barlow gave his perspective on the two nationwide class action lawsuits against 37 leading banks, insurance companies and brokers that are accused of price-fixing and bid-rigging.

February 27, 2008
For Microsoft More European Hurdles Ahead
Forbes – Camelia Mazard was quoted, stating that she thinks that the new $1.4 billion fine against Microsoft could color the thinking of E.U. regulators.

January 3, 2008
Suspense Grows Over XM-Serius Antitrust Review
Reuters – Andre Barlow was quoted in regards to the 10 months-long antitrust review concerning Sirius’s plan to acquire XM, stating that analysts may have underestimated the complexity of the investigation.

June 25, 2007
Reuters and Thompson May Unload Assets to Win Deal Approval
Deal.Nytimes – Robert Doyle was referenced in regards to the Thomson/Reuters deal stating that there is an overlap between the two companies.

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