Wu says FTC has law on its side

Timothy Wu, who was the intellectual architect of much of the Biden administration’s competition policy, says the US has moved to an antitrust era that connects to democratic roots. Congressional intent assures its longevity, he told FTCWatch in a...

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Amgen-Horizon case raises possibility of personalized merger law

At first glance, the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint targeting the Amgen-Horizon deal seems ill-conceived and overbroad, but on second look there may be a hidden logic behind it. The history of the two companies could also become a factor in the analysis.

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Tough road ahead for antitrust bills

With lawmakers off to a slow start on dealing with antitrust legislation, the rest of the year is filled with uncertainty.

Slaughter voices concerns about impact of systemic bias on divestitures

A Democratic Federal Trade Commission member expressed concern about the ways that systemic bias can affect the agency’s divestiture process, and said the agency must make clear that minority-owned...

In class action targeting elite schools, antitrust carveout faces threat

A class action could imperil the antitrust exemption of some colleges and universities and cost them millions of dollars.

On the Shelf: Kwoka offers possible glimpse of FTC merger actions

John Kwoka is about to live out every academic’s fantasy. The prolific scholar who has long advocated for tougher antitrust enforcement has been hired as the economics adviser to Federal Trade...

Ex-FTC lawyer wants makeover of Facebook customer service

Social media companies’ inscrutable customer service would get a makeover under a petition by a retired Federal Trade Commission attorney.

Cruise line settlement paints picture of robocall recidivism

A group of cruise line telemarketers who used illegal robocalls to generate business are facing hefty fines and court injunctions. The defendants include firms that are brazen repeat offenders,...