Merger Info. Should Be Sealed: Whole Foods To FTC

Law360, New York (August 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Whole Foods Market Inc. is angry about confidential information it said the Federal Trade Commission filed with the court Tuesday in the regulator's fight to keep the grocer from merging with Wild Oats Markets Inc.

The natural food stores are awaiting word from the court on whether it will grant the FTC's request for a preliminary injunction in the case. The FTC was filing its final documents for the judge's review, which included the information with which Whole Foods took umbrage.

“The district court has twice...
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