Non-compete rulemaking faces legal hurdles but could help Biden politically

The Federal Trade Commission’s rulemaking on non-compete agreements faces legal obstacles but could reap political and public policy benefits even if it’s struck down in court.

Neill Averitt

Chess cheating, defamation and the Twombly pleading standard

It’s an unusual legal story that involves international chess tournaments, the Twombly standard for pleading collusion, Arthur Schopenhauer, and radio-controlled vibrating sex devices — all at the same time. But this is such a story.

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Momentum could shift on passing landmark privacy legislation

While a House committee has approved comprehensive privacy legislation, the prospects of passage by the full chamber and in the Senate are less certain. Instead, lawmakers may have to be satisfied...

Corporate power harms people of color, Georgetown research says

Dominant corporations drive down wages and undermine American prosperity and democracy, according to a report exploring the impact of market power on people of color and people with low incomes.

Senate hearing on baseball antitrust exemption slated for fall

A Senate panel plans to discuss Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption at a hearing this fall in light of game officials cutting the number of minor league teams.

Twitter settlement brings work for privacy professionals

A requirement for an independent assessor to review Twitter’s data privacy program will create jobs for privacy professionals.

FTC pays for digital law enforcement toolbox

The Federal Trade Commission has subscribed to open-source intelligence products used by cybersecurity professionals, investigative journalists and other law enforcement agents.

Neil Averitt commentary: Biden’s executive order at the one-year mark

What has been accomplished in the first year under President Joe Biden’s executive order on competition?

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How to loosen Big Tech’s grip on innovation

It all depends on what the meaning of innovation is. Almost everyone likes innovation, but to paraphrase George Orwell, some breakthroughs are more desirable than others.

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