Whole Foods Ruling Expected To Bolster FTC Actions

Law360, New York (August 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Reviving the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's fight against the union of Whole Foods Market Inc. and Wild Oats Markets Inc., an appeals court's ruling has emphasized a subtle but significant advantage the FTC has over the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing for preliminary injunctions.

As part of its decision to remand the lower court's ruling against an injunction, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia concluded that the district court had failed to acknowledge that to win its request, the FTC only...
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