The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit to block Anheuser-Busch InBev NB’s (NYSE: BUD) proposed $20.1 billion acquisition of Grupo Modelo (MM: GMODELOC), saying the deal would reduce competition in the beer market.

The suit, filed on Jan. 31, said that Anheuser’s proposed total ownership of Modelo would result in consumers paying more for beer and having fewer new products to choose from.

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