"The DoJ's decision means it will take another 30 to 60 days to
perform due diligence on the proposed merger, announced in April
after talks between IBM and Sun (NASDAQ: JAVA) collapsed.
"A deadline for the DoJ to approve the deal and send it up to
the FTC and SEC for their stamp of approval was June 26. While
those two agencies would approach the merger from a securities and
shareholder standpoint, the DoJ would look at things from a legal
(read: antitrust) standpoint."