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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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.

On the Shelf: 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...

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...


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