On May 10, 2016, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) motion for a preliminary injunction enjoining the merger between Staples and Office Depot. The decision comes after a two-week hearing that ended April 5, 2016. In its order, the court explained that the FTC met its burden of showing that “there is a reasonable probability that the proposed merger will substantially impair competition in the sale and distribution of consumable office supplies to large business-to-business customers.” As a result, Staples and Office Depot said they would drop their $6.3 billion merger.