FTC Appoints New Judge in Whole Foods Case

The Federal Trade Commission here has appointed an administrative law judge to oversee its administrative antitrust case against Whole Foods Market’s acquisition last year of Wild Oats Markets.

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission here has appointed an administrative law judge to oversee its administrative antitrust case against Whole Foods Market’s acquisition last year of Wild Oats Markets. Whole Foods had objected to the possibility that FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch would preside over the administrative hearing, which is scheduled to begin Feb. 16, 2009. Instead, the FTC appointed Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell to oversee the hearing, which is

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