Tantaros Lawsuit Contains Multitude of Allegations Against Fox News and its Executives

Electronic surveillance of emails and telephone conversations.  “Fake” media sites with “sockpuppet accounts” made to appear as if they were held by independent persons or neutral media outlets.featured

Behavioral Remedies Offered by Brocade/Broadcom to Address EC Concerns

Semiconductor company Broadcom has submitted a behavioral remedy proposal to EU regulators to gain approval for its $5.9 billion acquisition of data and storage networking player Brocade, a source close to the parties told CTFN.featured

Cloudera IPO Could Facilitate a Hortonworks Acquisition, Sources Say

Cloudera could be going public to help facilitate an acquisition of competitor Hortonworks, two big data executives speculated.featured

Great Plains’ Next Move in Kansas is Unclear

Great Plains Energy’s $12.2 billion plans to acquire Topeka-based Westar Energy was hit with a regulatory tornado in Kansas this week and, as a result, one major Midwestern energy users groupfeatured

Depositions in Rite Aid/Walgreens Seen as Standard Practice

A former division head within the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition told CTFN that, “there are multiple tracks of discussions going on right now,” between Walgreens, Rite Aid, Fred’s, andfeatured

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Anthem in Last Minute Talks to Save Cigna Deal

Anthem is said to be in continuing negotiations with the Trump administration to rescue its troubled acquisition of Cigna, even as it awaits word from the US appeals court on the deal. The talks are being conductedfeatured

Judge Sets Date for Qualcomm Trial

A federal judge today scheduled the trial in the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case against Qualcomm to commence January 3, 2019. Judge Lucy Koh of United States District Court for the Northernfeatured

AkzoNobel and Shareholders Likely Headed to Dutch Court

The question of what specific agenda items will be voted on at an extraordinary general meeting, if AkzoNobel honors the meeting request of shareholders led by Elliott Advisors, could end up infeatured

More Court Losses Bring Funds’ Fannie/Freddie Challenge Closer to High Court

In recent weeks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors lost two more court challenges to the government’s profits sweep, making a total of six judicial defeats so far, butfeatured

Regulatory Hurdles Persist for Westar/Great Plains Merger

The proposed $12.2 billion merger of Missouri-based Great Plains Energy and Kansas-based Westar Energy is steadily trudging toward a self-imposed spring deadline for closing, butfeatured

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