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

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