Tunney Act

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The Tunney Act, officially known as the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act (Pub.L. 93–528, 88 Stat. 1708, enacted December 21, 1974, 15 U.S.C. § 16), is anti-trust legislation passed in the United States in 1974.

Submitted by John V. Tunney, the main point of the law is to have a court review Justice Department decisions regarding mergers and acquisitions. It has been referred to in the AT&T actions with regards to SBC and BellSouth.

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