Law360, New York (November 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Locked in an epic struggle with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Whole Foods has lost its bid for the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reconsider an earlier decision that cast the organic food giant's consummated merger with Wild Oats Markets Inc. into doubt once again.
On Friday, the D.C. Circuit declined Whole Foods' request for an en banc hearing, allowing the decision handed down in July by a three-judge panel of the appellate court to stand.
Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.