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PetIQ Merger Fight Faces Skeptical Judge At 9th Circ.

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PetIQ Merger Fight Faces Skeptical Judge At 9th Circ.

Law360 (June 9, 2020, 6:13 PM EDT) — A judge sitting on a Ninth Circuit panel appeared skeptical Tuesday of efforts by pet medicine wholesalers to revive their antitrust suit challenging PetIQ Inc.’s purchase of a veterinary clinic chain, saying he still doesn’t “have any idea” what the proposed markets and participants are even after reading their complaint.

During a videoconference hearing before a three-judge panel, U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz of Minnesota, who was sitting on the Ninth Circuit panel by designation, questioned whether the antitrust claims had been sufficiently pled to survive a motion to dismiss.

“The concern I have about your complaint is when I was…

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