Tag Archives: Timothy J. Slattery

Staples-Office Depot Tie-Up Comes Unglued

On May 10, 2016, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District Court of the District of Columbia held that the FTC had “met their burden” to show a reasonable probability that Staples’ acquisition of its rival, Office Depot, would likely cause competitive harm and that a preliminary injunction to halt the deal was in the public’s interest. Shortly after the court issued the preliminary injunction blocking the proposed merger, Staples announced that it was abandoning the transaction.… Continue Reading

FAA Looking to Industry for Input on Easing Small Commercial Drone Restrictions

After a February 2015 proposed rulemaking faced a firestorm of comments, the Federal Aviation Administration has determined “that further engagement with industry and stakeholders is needed” before any attempt to finalize Micro UAS regulations. In response, the FAA chartered the micro unmanned aircraft systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee to continue the review process and prepare recommendations to the FAA for future rulemakings.… Continue Reading