Toys R Us Bid Echoes FTC's OfficeMax-Office Depot OK

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 7:29 PM EST) -- Toys R Us Inc.'s efforts to convince the Federal Trade Commission to lift part of a 15-year-old antitrust order recalls the watchdog's recent decision to allow Office Depot Inc. to merge with OfficeMax Inc., attorneys say, and success for the toy seller might signal the continuing evolution of the FTC's thinking about the retail sector.

Despite the obvious differences — Office Depot was a merger investigation, while the Toys R Us consent decree stems from a decision finding the retailer had plotted to restrict toy supplies...
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