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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Chamber of Commerce seeks to redirect FTC

A multifaceted effort by the US Chamber of Commerce has sought to raise awareness about Federal Trade Commission actions the organization views as hostile to the American economy.

New threats to baseball’s antitrust exemption emerge

The Biden administration thinks minor league baseball has a major antitrust problem.

Regional footprint expansion faces paperwork roadblock

Mounds of paper stand between Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan and her effort to create a more decentralized agency, with much of the staff working throughout the country.

Rethinking online reviews after fallout from Fashion Nova case

The Federal Trade Commission’s action on online customer reviews means companies offering review management services are scrutinizing what it means for influencers and ratings systems.

Finding the funny in antitrust law

Antitrust lawyers don’t have anything close to a monopoly on humor, so in honor of April Fool’s Day, FTCWatch embarked on a quest for a comedic side to competition. It resembled Diogenes’ search...

Neil Averitt commentary: A deep dive into labor antitrust cases

It looks like we will soon be seeing a broader range of worker-antitrust theories.

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Lawmaker Ro Khanna outlines vision to improve tech policy

The East and West Coasts shouldn’t have a monopoly on Big Tech jobs. Meanwhile, government needs to take a heavier hand when regulating antitrust and privacy. These views are explored in-depth in Congressman Ro Khanna’s new book “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us.”

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