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US: Hearing date set in Sysco antitrust suit

 |  March 5, 2015

A federal judge set a May 5 start date for court hearings on the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against the merger of the nation’s two largest food distributors, Sysco and US Foods.

During a Wednesday hearing, US District Judge Amit Mehta said he would consider the case from May 5 to May 8 and would add as many as three more days the following week if needed.

Judge Mehta isn’t conducting a full-blown trial on the FTC’s allegations. Instead, he’s considering whether to issue a preliminary injunction to block the companies from merging while the FTC holds a longer, more-robust trial in its in-house administrative court system, beginning in July.


Full Content: The Wall Street Journal


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