Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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Commission upholds ALJ decision, denies claim for attorney fees

In a unanimous decision, the FTC has rejected an 85-year-old man’s application for attorney fees and costs under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), saddling him with a hefty legal bill for his...

Accountable Care Organizations: Commissioner Rosch’s antitrust concerns

Could the new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) lead to anticompetitive conduct and increase prices for consumers in the healthcare market? Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch thinks so.

Football helmets and concussions: Senator requests FTC investigation

Citing a lack of industry safety standards, Senator Udall (D-N.Mex.) asked the FTC to investigate manufacturers of football helmets for allegedly deceptive marketing practices regarding head injury...

FTC’s 2010 accounting to the Federal Reserve

In a January 26 letter to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, the FTC briefly discussed the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) and presented an overview of its 2010 enforcement activities of the financial...

Commissioner Rosch on coordinated effects

To ensure success in litigated cases, Commissioner Rosch has suggested that the agency should allege both unilateral and coordinated anticompetitive effects of prospective deals.

Mortgage advance fee ban takes effect

The FTC has finalized a Rule that prohibits mortgage assistance relief companies from charging homeowners up-front fees.

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