NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge in Louisiana who is overseeing the pool products distribution market antitrust multidistrict litigation ruled June 5 that the Federal Trade Commission may intervene for the purpose of precluding the parties from seeking documents that would reveal the identities of confidential informants during the agency's earlier investigation (In re: Pool Products Distribution Market Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2328, No. 2:12-md-02328, E.D. La.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79077).