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

Antitrust Stories, 2007

27 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2006  

Jonathan B. Baker

American University - Washington College of Law

Robert Pitofsky

Georgetown University Law Center

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.

Keywords: antitrust, mergers, Federal Trade Commission

JEL Classification: K22, L4, L81

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

Jonathan Baker (Contact Author)

American University - Washington College of Law ( email )

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Robert Pitofsky

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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Washington, DC 20001
United States

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