Tech titans, other companies face PR hurdles in antitrust suits

Antitrust cases are fought as much in the court of public opinion as in a courtroom, and experts say that calls for a multipronged strategy.

Neill Averitt

Actually using a balancing test in the Google case

Antitrust lawyers love to talk about the consumer welfare standard and the rule of reason, and indeed these things are central to the intellectual framework of the law and to practical counseling. But when they’re put to the test in high-stakes litigation against Big Tech, courts generally recoil...

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Internet-connected device cases expected to grow

The Federal Trade Commission has pursued corporate misconduct related to smart devices and apps in a trend expected to increase under the Biden administration.

With surge in workload, FTC adds staff to bureaus

The Federal Trade Commission needs help. That’s why it’s recruiting lawyers to deal with an onslaught of merger reviews and technologists to assist with its focus on Big Tech.

On the Shelf: New book reveals drama leading up to lawsuit against Altria, Juul

In the 1950s, doctors at Washington University in St. Louis established a link between cigarette smoking and cancer. Since then, the federal government has kept a watchful eye on the tobacco industry.

FTC urged to study workforce barriers affecting immigrants, refugees

The Federal Trade Commission should examine the issues immigrants and refugees face when they attempt to rejoin their professions in the US, according to advocates for international medical graduates.

Neil Averitt commentary: Finding common ground and avoiding strategic errors

The Federal Trade Commission, under the chairmanship of Lina Khan, continued to take shape at its second open meeting on July 21, with mixed effects.