UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
August 16, 2007
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, PLAINTIFF,
WHOLE FOODS MARKET, INC., AND WILD OATS MARKETS, INC., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Paul L. Friedman United States District Judge
This matter is before the Court on plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction.
Plaintiff, the Federal Trade Commission, filed this lawsuit on June 6, 2007 pursuant to Sections 7 and 11 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 18, 21, and Sections 5(b) and 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 45(b), 53(b), seeking to enjoin defendant Whole Foods Market, Inc. from acquiring defendant Wild Oats Markets, Inc. during the pendency of an administrative proceeding to be commenced by the FTC. See Complaint at 2, 6.*fn1
For the reasons set forth in the Court's 93-page Opinion issued this same day under seal, it is hereby
ORDERED that plaintiff Federal Trade Commission's motion for a preliminary injunction  is DENIED. This is a final appealable order. See 28 U.S.C. § 1292(a)(1); Fed. R. App. P. 4(a). Any other pending motions are denied as moot.*fn2