Tech titans, other companies face PR hurdles in antitrust suits

Antitrust cases are fought as much in the court of public opinion as in a courtroom, and experts say that calls for a multipronged strategy.

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Actually using a balancing test in the Google case

Antitrust lawyers love to talk about the consumer welfare standard and the rule of reason, and indeed these things are central to the intellectual framework of the law and to practical counseling. But when they’re put to the test in high-stakes litigation against Big Tech, courts generally recoil...

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Latest Amazon case likely won’t dominate Khan’s legacy

Amazon has been a company that Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan has been interested in — and critical of — since at least her third year in law school. But the FTC’s latest case against the...

Antitrust regulators must grapple with concerns over Hollywood consolidation

Although the Hollywood writers’ strike has settled, one key concern is in the hands of antitrust enforcers.

FTC, DOJ fuse consumer protection enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission has expanded its partnership with the Justice Department’s Consumer Protection Branch, which often works with the agency to stop unfair, deceptive and fraudulent...

Crypto bill would boost FTC consumer messaging

A bipartisan bill to govern regulation of digital assets would fortify the Federal Trade Commission’s efforts to educate consumers about crypto assets.

Tenant screening tech scrutinized by FTC

Tenant screening technologies drive housing insecurity and discrimination, according to comments submitted to the Federal Trade Commission from housing advocacy groups, legal researchers and civil...

Neil Averitt commentary: What’s new with funeral homes?

From time to time it’s useful to revisit some of the long-running, intractable issues of Washington — things like death, taxes, and congressional backbiting.

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Musk biography depicts flawed giant

Groundbreaking geniuses usually come across as jerks. That comes to mind frequently when reading Walter Isaacson’s long and provocative biography of Elon Musk.