FTC Must Disclose Witness Identities To Sysco, US Foods

Law360, New York (March 19, 2015, 12:37 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge on Thursday ruled that the Federal Trade Commission must disclose the identities behind declarations from customers and rival food distributors to employees of Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. in the agency’s bid to halt the companies’ $3.5 billion merger.

In his order, U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta said that although the companies’ motion sought to make the 92 names of the declarants public in the FTC’s long-running investigation of their merger, it appeared that what they actually wanted was for...
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