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.

Neill Averitt

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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FTC goes on defensive amid growing calls to curtail its powers

The Federal Trade Commission is fending off attacks from a growing chorus of congressional critics. Its next steps are crucial.

Biden’s sweeping order asks FTC to rein in labor and repair markets

President Joe Biden issued an executive order pushing the Federal Trade Commission to do more to promote competition in the labor and repair markets and to be more rigorous in reviewing corporate...

FTC opens work to public with limits

Much of the Federal Trade Commission’s work remains shrouded despite the commission’s first open meeting in decades.

Khan could face similar challenges as other chairs with distinct ideologies

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan, known for her Big Tech criticism, could face some political backlash in implementing a robust agenda, putting her in the same club as two outspoken...

On the Shelf: Boghosian says policymakers should smarten up on privacy

In an era of amplification of unverified knowledge, Heidi Boghosian is on a quest to set the record straight about the complicated cultural question of privacy in the United States.

From predatory schools to rental car fraud, scams targeting military persist

Members of the US military and their families should look out for deceptive practices by GI bill-approved schools and a new wave of car rental scams, the Federal Trade Commission said in kicking...