Antitrust agencies could draw greater scrutiny if GOP takes the House

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice could draw greater scrutiny from Republican lawmakers in the House who would chair panels with jurisdiction over antitrust and consumer protection.

Neill Averitt

Waving the ‘rule of law’ banner against Biden’s enforcers

Business libertarians used to make policy arguments, saying the government shouldn’t unduly limit business freedom. Now, in a switch to a more aggressive posture, they often attack the legitimacy and budgets of President Joe Biden’s enforcement agencies.  

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Despite heated debates, Phillips says FTC commissioners still get along

After three years on the Federal Trade Commission, Noah Phillips says comity still exists among commissioners even though it’s sometimes “frustrating” when they don’t get along. He also called on...

Klobuchar standard on exclusionary conduct takes flak

A provision of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s bill to give antitrust agencies tougher enforcement tools would expand the definition of exclusionary conduct that presents an appreciable risk of harming...

Dems, Republicans use similar but diverging arguments to back up antitrust views

Some Democrats and Republicans are pushing for stronger antitrust enforcement, but they have taken different routes to get there.

FTC flexes muscle over ISPs in suit against Frontier alleging misleading offers

The Federal Trade Commission and six states sued Frontier Communications alleging it misrepresented Internet speeds offered to consumers.

Privacy Corner: Karanjia says regulators need ‘technical sophistication’

Peter Karanjia’s interest in privacy issues is inspired by the First Amendment, with a legal career that has navigated the 21st century information technology revolution.

Consumer travel problems generate complaints for FTC, questions from senators

With pandemic restrictions lifting, two senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission about its efforts to combat travel scams.