January 31

IS ANHEUSER-BUSCH’S PLAN TO MERGE WITH GRUPO MODELO ANTICOMPETITIVE?

The Department of Justice thinks so. It filed suit today (Jan. 31, 2013) to prevent consummation of the planned merger, which was announced June 29, 2012.

The D.O.J. argues that Anheuser-Busch’s acquisition of the remaining 50% share of Modelo that it does not currently own would “substantially lessen competition” and would have “anticompetitive effects” in violation of the Clayton Act § 7, 15 U.S.C. § 18.

September 11

5 Key Contract Terms

Do your eyes glaze over when you’re reviewing your company’s contracts with its suppliers or customers? If so, you’re not alone. Contracts can be long, dry documents filled with obscure legal language. In short, they’re no fun to read.

But even if you’ve had your contracts drafted by an attorney (which I recommend), there are a few key terms that you should be sure to understand. These terms can affect your liability under the contract long after both parties have performed their obligations: