DOJ Obtains $1.4B in Largest Opioid Drug Case Recovery in U.S. History

July 11, 2019 Global consumer goods conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB Group) has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to resolve its potential criminal and civil liability related to a federal investigation of the marketing of the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone. The resolution – the largest recovery by the United States in a case…

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APWU Says Court ‘Made the Right Call’ in Staples/Office Depot Merger

For Immediate Release 05/10/2016 – The following statement is from Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union: “U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan made the right call today, upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to block a deeply flawed merger between Staples and Office Depot. “Starting the day this bad deal was unveiled,…

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FTC continues probing Staples-Office Depot merger

By Josh Kosman – September 3, 2015 Staples and Office Depot may soon get schooled by the Feds on their attempted merger. The Federal Trade Commission in the last several days has sent out a second round of subpoenas to Staples and Office Depot customers after already conducting a full review of the merger proposal,…

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APWU Launches Petition Drive Against Staples-Office Depot Merger

Web News Article #: 156-2015 08/07/2015 – The American Postal Workers has launched a petition drive calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block the merger of Staples and Office Depot. The merger would give Staples a monopoly in a key sector of the economy. “This monopoly is no game,” said APWU President Mark…

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Failed Sysco/US Foods Merger Puts Staples/Office Depot Deal In ‘Serious Jeopardy,’ Says APWU

For Immediate Release 07/07/2015 – WASHINGTON – The collapse of a planned merger between Sysco and US Foods puts a similar merger of office-supply giants Staples and Office Depot in serious jeopardy, says the American Postal Workers Union (APWU). “The Federal Trade Commission made a very strong case against the Sysco/US Foods merger,” said APWU…

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Sysco/US Foods Opinion Bolsters APWU’s Arguments Against Staples/Office Depot

By Diane Alter – July 1, 2015 Judge Amit Mehta’s preliminary injunction blocking the planned merger of Sysco Corp. and US Foods, the nation’s two largest broadline distributors of food and related supplies to restaurants and foodservice establishments, has given the American Postal Workers Union additional fodder in its campaign against the Staples/Office Depot merger….

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American Postal Workers Union hopes to nix the Office Depot merger

By Nina Lincoff – June 19, 2015 The American Postal Workers Union is taking a strong stance against the Office Depot and Staples acquisition, which was overwhelmingly approved by shareholders of the Boca Raton-based company early Friday. The APWU held a briefing following the meeting of Office Depot’s shareholders, outlining why the union feels federal…

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APWU to Detail Its Meeting With FTC Legal Team Reviewing Staples/Office Depot Merger

APWU to Hold Briefing Immediately Following June 19 Office Depot Shareholders Meeting: Why Federal Regulators Should Block The Staples/Office Depot Merger Union to Detail – for the First Time – Its Meeting With FTC Legal Team Reviewing Merger For Immediate Release 06/18/2015 – BOCA RATON – The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) will hold a…

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