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.

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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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FTC to Georgia Dentistry Board: Don’t change that rule

The FTC has urged the Georgia Board of Dentistry to reject a proposal that could raise the cost of some dental procedures to those less able to afford them.

Light bulb label Rule may be delayed

The FTC has asked for public comment on its proposal to delay the implementation of its light bulb labeling Trade Regulation Rule from July 19 to January 1, 2012; and for comment on a proposed Rule...

Association claims “Fair Trade” seals unfair: requests FTC investigation

Two environmental groups have petitioned the FTC to investigate two companies that allegedly use bait and switch tactics to fool consumers who shop for and will pay more for eco-friendly products.

Now appearing on TV: yellow energy stickers

Beginning May 10, 2011, television manufacturers must comply with the FTC’s revised energy use disclosure rule and accurately label their products to disclose annual energy cost compared to similar...

LCD panels investigation: DOJ indicts corporation president

The Justice Dept. has charged Hann Star Display Corporation president Ding Hui Joe, aka David Joe, with price-fixing in the thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel market. Joe...

Government print office investigation: first defendant pleads guilty

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has secured its first guilty plea in its ongoing investigation of price-fixing at the Government Printing Office.

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