Staples, Inc. and Office Depot, Inc.

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FTC v. Staples, Inc. and Office Depot, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

9710008

Civil Action Number:

197CV00701

Enforcement Type:

Federal Injunctions

Federal Court:
District of Columbia

Case Summary

Staff authorized to file a motion for a preliminary injunction to block the proposed acquisition of Office Depot, 1nc. on grounds that the $4 billion acquisition would allow the combined firm to control prices for the sale of office supplies in numerous metropolitan areas in the United States. On June 30, 1997, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the Commission's motion for the injunction. Staples abandoned its acquisition plans in July 1997.