Alere Asks What Abbott Knew Prior to Merger Agreement

Alere called on a Delaware judge to adopt the recommendations of a court mediator and direct Abbott Labs to share premerger attorney notes and other materials about its acquisition of the Waltham, Mass., medical device maker, asserting the notes are critical to determining exactly what Abbott knew when it agreed to the deal.featured

Judge Orders Abbott and Alere to Cooperate

A Delaware judge directed Abbott Laboratories and Alere to settle their differences over exchanging information on Abbott’s attempts to break its $5.8 billion acquisition of Alere, the Massachusetts maker of medical diagnostic kits.featured

Live Updates: FTC v. Staples March 22

Today (Tuesday, March 22) in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia the hearing continues in the Federal Trade Commission’s suit to seek a preliminary injunction of the merger of Office Depot and Staples. CTFN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent, Ed Roberts, is in the courtroom of Judge Emmet Sullivan and will be posting his notes … Read Morefeatured

Exclusive: Interview with the FTC’s Stephen Weissman

In choosing to challenge the merger of Sysco Corp. and US Foods, the Federal Trade Commission made no conscious attempt to draw a line in the sand for future cases. Every merger is going to be judged by antitrust regulators on the individual facts of the case and not by a clear red line that … Read Morefeatured

Live Updates: Oral Arguments in FTC v. Sysco Today May 28

Today in United States District Court for the District of Columbia the two sides in the Federal Trade Commission’s suit for a preliminary injunction to block the merger of Sysco Corp. and US Foods will present their closing arguments to Judge Amit Mehta. Our Washington D.C. based reporter Ed Roberts is on the scene and … Read Morepublic

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