Uncertain Future For Whole Foods After Decision

Law360, New York (July 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appellate court's decision to remand an injunction ruling in Whole Foods Market Inc.'s $565 million acquisition of rival Wild Oats Markets Inc. may set a new legal standard for injunctions, lawyers say as they question where the case will go from here.

In a 2-1 decision Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia should have issued the preliminary injunction that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission had...
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