Wu says FTC has law on its side

Timothy Wu, who was the intellectual architect of much of the Biden administration’s competition policy, says the US has moved to an antitrust era that connects to democratic roots. Congressional intent assures its longevity, he told FTCWatch in a...

Neill Averitt

Amgen-Horizon case raises possibility of personalized merger law

At first glance, the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint targeting the Amgen-Horizon deal seems ill-conceived and overbroad, but on second look there may be a hidden logic behind it. The history of the two companies could also become a factor in the analysis.

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GOP lawmakers question Khan, other commissioners about FTC record

Republican House members asked Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan tough questions about the agency’s performance and seemed opposed to granting a request for more funding.

Activist group Everytown seeks regulatory study of gun marketing

Everytown Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organization, says the Federal Trade Commission should study gun marketing to children in response to the president’s executive...

FTC enters critical phase with rulemaking on noncompetes

Now comes the harder part for the Federal Trade Commission concerning its rulemaking on noncompetes. The agency must review 13,850 comments on this polarizing topic while considering legal threats...

Consumer advocates take to the Hill

Nonprofit consumer groups lobbied federal lawmakers last month for Federal Trade Commission funding, restoration of its authority to require refunds and to support the agency’s efforts to stop...

Traffic Jam case could test FTC’s constitutional authority

A case involving a direct marketer for auto dealers could test the constitutionality of the Federal Trade Commission’s authority.

Neil Averitt commentary: Walmart case shows promises, perils of new FTC strategies

In the two years since the AMG Capital decision closed off the traditional avenue for getting monetary redress, the Federal Trade Commission has worked hard to develop new approaches for its...

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