FTC Targets Toys R Us In Price-Fixing Probe

Law360, New York (October 19, 2009, 6:04 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly begun an investigation into whether Toys R Us strong-armed suppliers into stifling discounts by rivals, prompted by evidence in two pending civil antitrust cases against the toy retailer.

Citing anonymous sources, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that the FTC was investigating whether the company's Babies R Us unit violated a 1998 consent decree in which it agreed to refrain from anti-competitive tactics.

An attorney for the plaintiffs in one of the civil cases confirmed to Law360 that the FTC...
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