The US DOJ imposes civil penalties for premerger "Gun Jumping" (Smithfield Foods, Premium Standard Farms)

On January 21, 2010, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) announced a consent agreement with Smithfield Foods and Premium Standard Farms requiring the companies to pay $ 900,000 for violating Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Act premerger waiting period requirements. The DOJ alleged that after the parties announced this

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J. Bruce McDonald, Kathryn M. Fenton, Bevin M.B. Newman, The US DOJ imposes civil penalties for premerger "Gun Jumping" (Smithfield Foods, Premium Standard Farms), 21 January 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2010, Art. N° 33748

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