Federal Trade Commission v. Dean Foods Company
|Federal Trade Commission v. Dean Foods Company
|United States Supreme Court holding that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may sue in federal court to obtain a preliminary injunction to maintain the status quo against the consummation of a merger that the agency persuasively contends violates the antitrust laws. More broadly, the Dean Foods' case stands for the proposition that a federal agency may, by invoking the “All Writs Act,” seek equitable relief in federal court against a person’s threatened action that will substantially interfere with the agency’s performance of its statutory duty and thus adversely affect the relevant court’s ability to review the agency’s ultimate order with respect to the threatened action. — Excerpted from Federal Trade Commission v. Dean Foods Co. on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.FTC v. Dean Foods Co, 384 U.S. 597 (1966), is a 1966 decision of the|
United States Supreme Court
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION v. DEAN FOODS COMPANY
Argued: March 28, 1966. --- Decided: June 13, 1966
[Syllabus from pages 597-598 intentionally omitted]
Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall for petitioner.
Hammond E. Chaffetz, Washington, D.C., for respondents.
Mr. Justice CLARK delivered the opinion of the Court.