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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Partisan tensions escalate at FTC, but usual comity remains intact

Even though Republican commissioners have complained about being cut out of the information flow at the Federal Trade Commission, the five-member panel can still behave in public.

As pandemic persists, companies can still collaborate, new memo says

For companies authorized to work together in response to the Covid-19 pandemic under the Defense Production Act, immunity from antitrust prosecution is a perk.

Republican Senators Grassley, Wicker question FTC’s refugee work

Two Republican senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission to explain how deploying staff to assist in the care of unaccompanied minors benefits the agency.

On the Shelf: An insightful and engaging take on a paradoxical mogul

Winston Churchill famously described the Soviet Union as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” If the British prime minister were alive today and following Big Tech, he might well use...

Dietary supplement companies warned over unproven diabetes treatments

Ten dietary supplement companies are in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration for branding their products as treatments for diabetes. The agencies warned...

Neil Averitt commentary: Mounting workload presents obvious challenges, hidden opportunities

The to-do lists at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice are long and getting longer. So new shortcuts and time-management techniques will be useful — both for the antitrust...