United States Ninth Circuit

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DeHoog v. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, 16-35912

Affirmed the dismissal of a private antitrust action brought by consumers seeking to enjoin the largest U.S. beer producer from acquiring the second largest. The consumers argued in this action brought under section 7 of the Clayton Act that the merger would lessen competition in the U.S. beer market. Concluding that they failed to state a claim, the Ninth Circuit emphasized that the U.S. Department of Justice, as a condition of approving the merger, had required the company being acquired to divest entirely its domestic beer business.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/08

Judges

  • McKeown

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

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