Antitrust Stories, 2007
27 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2006
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.
Keywords: antitrust, mergers, Federal Trade Commission
JEL Classification: K22, L4, L81
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Baker, Jonathan B. and Pitofsky, Robert, A Turning Point in Merger Enforcement: Federal Trade Commission v. Staples. Antitrust Stories, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=951943