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A Turning Point in Merger Enforcement: Federal Trade Commission v. Staples


Jonathan B. Baker


American University - Washington College of Law

Robert Pitofsky


Georgetown University Law Center


Antitrust Stories, 2007

Abstract:     
This book chapter (forthcoming in Antitrust Stories) tells the story of the FTC's successful 1997 effort to block the proposed Staples/Office Depot merger. It describes the competing presentations of the FTC and the merging firms during the preliminary injunction hearing and places that trial in a broader context.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: antitrust, mergers, Federal Trade Commission

JEL Classification: K22, L4, L81

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Date posted: December 17, 2006  

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Baker, Jonathan B. and Pitofsky, Robert, A Turning Point in Merger Enforcement: Federal Trade Commission v. Staples. Antitrust Stories, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=951943

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Jonathan B. Baker (Contact Author)
American University - Washington College of Law ( email )
4801 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
United States
202-274-4315 (Phone)
Robert Pitofsky
Georgetown University Law Center ( email )
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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