Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, said on Thursday it would "vigorously" contest a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit seeking to block it from taking full control of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo .
AB InBev said the Department of Justice's action was "inconsistent with the law, the facts and the reality of the market place."
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"We remain confident in our position, and we intend to vigorously contest the DOJ's action in federal court," the company said in a statement.
(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop)