Vivendi Uni sues Diller's IAC

Pryor, Peter
March 2004
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;3/23/2004, Vol. 383 Issue 7, p72
Media company Vivendi Universal SA had sued a company run by Barry Diller, claiming that Diller is trying to delay the planned merger between NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment (VUE). Diller owns a stake in VUE directly and via his Internet juggernaut InterActiveCorp. Ahead of the NBC Universal merger, which Vivendi Universal still expects to close in the second quarter, the company has tried to negotiate with Diller a potential unwinding of the stake—so far without success.


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