LabMD litigation against FTC lingers

Although the Federal Trade Commission won its effort to quash a lawsuit over its probe of LabMD, the now-defunct medical laboratory is still trying to sue three agency employees.

Neill Averitt

The pushback on convenience, resort and junk fees

Unexpected, surreptitious fees in retail transactions — additions like “convenience fees” and “resort fees” — have proliferated wildly over the past 30 years. When they aren’t clearly disclosed at the start of a transaction, their omission can deceive consumers and distort the purchase decision....

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Comments on FTC’s Privacy Report reveal lack of consensus, raise questions

When the period for public comment ended on February 18, the Commission had received over 400 comments from individuals, businesses, associations and other entities that had reflected on the...

Antitrust implications in Google deal? AAI issues white paper

As the FTC grapples with privacy issues in the fast-paced high technology world, the Justice Department also faces a challenge to evaluate anticompetitive effects of proposed deals in the online...

Apple under FTC, Justice Dept. scrutiny?

Apple Inc. is reportedly contending with inquiries from the FTC and the Justice Department about certain business practices.

Infant formula ingredient maker sued

A group of international Egg Science and Technology companies called BNLfood Investment SARL (BNLfood) has sued Martek Biosciences Corp. (Martek), alleging antitrust violations in the infant...

Auto Recyclers to FTC: What about recycled auto parts?

The Automotive Recyclers Association has pressed the FTC to protect recycled auto parts businesses in the U.S., claiming that some auto manufacturers are tying their warranties to the use of new,...

Senate committee questions airline deal

U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D., Wis.) convened a Senate Subcommittee field hearing in Milwaukee on February 25 to hear testimony on Southwest Airlines’ proposed merger with AirTran Holdings Inc.




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