Political gridlock could prevent FTC from getting disgorgement powers

Congressional backers of giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers to recover ill-gotten gains will need a host of skills. But the most important one may be ensuring they can count to 60.

Neill Averitt

Protecting businesses from telemarketing scams

The Federal Trade Commission has long protected individual consumers from scams, but now it’s devoting more attention to scams that target businesses. This reflects a fundamental broadening of the agency’s sense of its mission.

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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.

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...

Neil Averitt commentary: More public comments and a hint about Robinson-Patman enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission originally described its current 6(b) study of supply chains as a general look at problems in that sector, but its greater significance now seems to be in laying the...

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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 the Department of Justice’s top enforcer.