Staples Legal Strategy Backfired in U.S. Office Depot Trial

  • Companies’ failure to defend deal fueled court win for FTC
  • Judge outlines his rationale for blocking office-supply merger

Staples Inc.’s bid to defeat a U.S. antitrust lawsuit against its planned takeover of rival Office Depot Inc. was undermined by its own legal strategy, according to the judge who blocked the merger last week.

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