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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Elite colleges embroiled in antitrust litigation as lawmaker pushes for FTC probe

A group of elite colleges and universities continues to face antitrust litigation over financial aid policies. Meanwhile, a senator wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether some...

Toy manufacturers split with privacy advocates on parental consent proposal

Toy manufacturers endorsed a proposal for using facial age estimation technology to obtain parental consent for children online, but privacy advocates cautioned against it in public comments to the...

Funeral providers, consumer advocates debate online posting of prices

Funeral providers told the Federal Trade Commission that mandating online posting of pricing is unnecessary because market forces will lead to the same result sought by consumer advocates.

‘Antidomination’ should replace consumer sovereignty framework, professor argues

The Federal Trade Commission is appropriately moving away from a mindset of preserving consumer choice in favor of values-based appeals, University of Alabama law professor Luke Herrine says.

NLRB sending cases on noncompetes, gig work to FTC, Abruzzo says

The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board said the agency is sending cases involving noncompete clauses and gig work to the Federal Trade Commission.

Meta and FTC, in charged written exchange over 2020 privacy settlement, swap barbs over ‘unlawful’ behavior

The Federal Trade Commission is like a cheating golfer who breaks the rules to “take a mulligan” in its “unlawful” bid to reopen a $5 billion privacy settlement with Meta Platforms approved by a...

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How FDR expanded business regulation and weakened the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is known as a small agency that punches above its weight. However, if history had turned out differently, it might have become as large and influential as the Securities and Exchange Commission.