Non-compete rulemaking faces legal hurdles but could help Biden politically

The Federal Trade Commission’s rulemaking on non-compete agreements faces legal obstacles but could reap political and public policy benefits even if it’s struck down in court.

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Chess cheating, defamation and the Twombly pleading standard

It’s an unusual legal story that involves international chess tournaments, the Twombly standard for pleading collusion, Arthur Schopenhauer, and radio-controlled vibrating sex devices — all at the same time. But this is such a story.

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Slaughter unveils multi-pronged approach to privacy enforcement

More aggressive enforcement, possible new rules and additional outreach. That’s the three-part strategy acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter is implementing for dealing with...

House members finding some consensus in early talks on antitrust legislation

House lawmakers are finding common ground about reducing the power of Big Tech platforms by calling for small changes such as mandating system interoperability and data portability.

FTC hears support for updating amplifier rule

The Federal Trade Commission has received plenty of public feedback about its amplifier rule. Of the 1,133 comments that have poured in, some suggest an update to the rule to keep pace with the...

Consumers losing more to sweepstakes, lottery, prize scams

Losses to sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams are on the rise, according to new data from the Federal Trade Commission.

Covid-19 fraud to take spotlight during National Consumer Protection Week

Warnings about Covid-19 fraud will be prominently covered at events during National Consumer Protection Week, the Federal Trade Commission said.

FTCWatch turns 1,000

In 1976, Congress passed a major antitrust law, Big Macs sold for 65 cents, and the country was falling in like with a former Georgia governor who had a wide grin and promised “I’ll never lie to you.”