Two office supply “superstore” chains sought to merge. The FTC, Pennsylvania and D.C. challenged the merger and were successful in obtaining an injunction. After the parties abandoned the merger, the states sought attorneys’ fees, which were denied by the court.
AT&T sought to acquire T-Mobile. The transaction would have combined two of the only four wireless carriers with nationwide networks. US DOJ and six states filed suite to block the merger. The parties abandoned the merger three months later.