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US Files Lawsuit to Block Merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes

Posted by April 6, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that it filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping Halliburton from merging with Baker Hughes, a deal that would combine the No. 2 and No. 3 oil services companies.
 
Halliburton has hired two antitrust litigators, Richard Parker of O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Stephen Weissman of Baker Botts LLP, to handle the case, according to sources close to the deal.
 
(Reporting by Diane Bartz)

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