Antitrust enforcers have received mixed receptions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.
There are getting to be an awful lot of cooks clustered around the antitrust soup kettle. The question is what to do about it.
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A contentious political hearing left many unanswered questions about oversight of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”).
“I strongly object to the Federal Trade Commission’s interference in our legislative process with its irresponsible, inflammatory and inaccurate attack on Senate Bill 8. The federal government...
With a mobile forensic laboratory and mobile technology experts now on staff, the Commission has boosted its arsenal to combat violations of consumer privacy on mobile devices.
Proposed bills in the Texas state government may increase the availability of health care services to consumers, driving down costs and increasing innovation.
To promote competition in the malt beverage industry, FTC staff has encouraged Massachusetts state legislators to reject a proposed law that would increase unnecessary regulations on brewers and...
The FTC has weighed in on the meaning of language in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) of 1991, responding to the Federal Communications Commission’s April 4 call for public comments.
FTC’s alternative fuel labels may consolidate with fuel labels from the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”).
What role have mergers among major pharmaceutical companies played in decreased availability of prescription drugs?
The European Commission has announced an investigation of the container shipping line industry, alleging some shipping companies may have violated antitrust rules “that prohibit cartels and...
Standard & Poors has agreed to resolve European Commission charges of abusive pricing practices, ending a two year EC investigation.
Dollar Thrifty Group announced on May 12 that it will join forces with Hertz to seek antitrust approval of a proposed deal.
After a nationwide inquiry of approximately 50 car dealerships, the FTC has found “broad compliance” with the Holder in Due Course Rule.
A federal judge will soon determine whether a Virginia chicken processing deal has lessened competition and harmed chicken broiler growers.
Rejecting a proposed divestiture agreement, the Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit to block an acquisition that would allegedly result in a combined company with more than 60 percent...
A proposed acquisition of an at-home tax software company will eliminate competition in the world-wide tax-preparation software market and must be stopped, the Justice Department has charged.
Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. and Legacy Bancorp Inc. have agreed with the Justice Department to sell four bank branch offices to garner approval for their planned merger.
A health care corporation with approximately 900 physicians and providers in the Amarillo, Texas area has resolved the agency’s price-fixing charges, agreeing to a cease-and-desist order to protect...
Seniors investing in precious metals to bolster their retirement accounts may not be pleased with the rate of return on their investments through one Florida company, the FTC has claimed.
The Commission has charged a network of online companies that offered “risk free” products and services, alleging that the operation acquired more than $467 million from unwitting consumers.
A virtual game world may lead to a real world $3 million fine from a federal judge as part of the Commission’s settlement with a subsidiary of Disney Enterprises.
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