Total Wine Asks Judge to Reject FTC Bid for Its Business Records

Calling the subpoena from the Federal Trade Commission "overbroad and unnecessary," Total Wine & Spirits asked a federal judge to deny its request for Total Wine's corporate records.

The large national retailer seeks the records as part of its antitrust investigation of Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.

Total Wine's filing said "no business expects to be excused from the responsibility to produce reasonably relevant documents," but they do not expect to be treated "like the enemy simply because they happen to be a successful business or the customer of a target."