Holyoak, Ferguson could change FTC dynamics but face steep learning curve

If Republican nominees Melissa Holyoak of Utah and Andrew Ferguson of Virginia are confirmed, as expected, to join the Federal Trade Commission this month, they could change the dynamics of an agency that’s been under single-party control for half...

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Insulin cases need a sharper focus

Hard cases are notorious for making bad law. But sometimes the easy and obvious cases can make bad law, too. Something like this seems to be going on with insulin pricing.

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With labeling law, senators push to give FTC more power in e-commerce sector

The Federal Trade Commission would have the power to penalize foreign companies if they don’t properly state where an online product was manufactured, according to the provisions of a bill voted...

Antitrust litigation titan Cuneo dies

Jonathan Cuneo, a prominent antitrust lawyer who fought aggressively in the courtroom and boxing ring, died on July 26.

National Consumer League’s priorities include ticketing, PBMs

Sally Greenberg, executive director of the National Consumers League since 2007, says the Federal Trade Commission should give more attention to live event ticketing.

Complaints about credit bureaus increase

Consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission about credit bureaus are on the rise.

FTC combats fraud for non-English speakers

The Federal Trade Commission has focused on consumer protection for non-English speakers, such as by suing the companies behind Ganadores, which allegedly bilked Spanish-speaking consumers out of...

Neil Averitt commentary: Major questions and textualism, a major threat to antitrust enforcers?

Ever since the Supreme Court decided West Virginia v. EPA last year, the antitrust profession has been waiting for the other shoe to drop. Will the courts start applying the major questions...

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Private equity villains

Private equity firms are usually criticized for decimating companies they buy in the name of efficiency and bigger revenues. The firms say they’re merely rightsizing the companies they’ve purchased.