LabMD litigation against FTC lingers

Although the Federal Trade Commission won its effort to quash a lawsuit over its probe of LabMD, the now-defunct medical laboratory is still trying to sue three agency employees.

Neill Averitt

The pushback on convenience, resort and junk fees

Unexpected, surreptitious fees in retail transactions — additions like “convenience fees” and “resort fees” — have proliferated wildly over the past 30 years. When they aren’t clearly disclosed at the start of a transaction, their omission can deceive consumers and distort the purchase decision....

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With Axon case, high court could deal FTC another blow

The Supreme Court could pave the way for additional limits on the powers of the Federal Trade Commission, depending on the outcome of a case it will hear arguments on later this year.

Relationship with media evolving for Khan, regulators, legislators

The federal government's position on antitrust is evolving, and so is Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan’s approach to press interactions.

Inflation surge shifts debate on antitrust enforcement

The ideological divide over antitrust enforcement has a new component: the relationship between economic concentration and inflation.

Privacy groups push agenda in meetings with Khan

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan has engaged with digital privacy groups that insist on protecting consumers’ data as the e-commerce sector continues to evolve.

On the Shelf: Kanter’s professor makes case for the ‘good regulation can do’

Bookshelves are full of works by liberal academics calling for changes to the way antitrust laws are implemented to make society more equitable. However, only one is by the professor who schooled...

FTC pursues more marketers of fake Covid-19 products as pandemic hits two-year mark

The Federal Trade Commission sent an additional 25 warning letters to companies promoting treatments for Covid-19 that aren’t backed by science. The new tranche brings the total to 405 warning...