Political gridlock could prevent FTC from getting disgorgement powers

Congressional backers of giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers to recover ill-gotten gains will need a host of skills. But the most important one may be ensuring they can count to 60.

Neill Averitt

Protecting businesses from telemarketing scams

The Federal Trade Commission has long protected individual consumers from scams, but now it’s devoting more attention to scams that target businesses. This reflects a fundamental broadening of the agency’s sense of its mission.

Current Issue: 787

Online threats capture Congress’s attention

“You shouldn’t have to cross your fingers and whisper a prayer when you type in a credit card number on your computer and hit ‘enter.’ E-commerce is a vital and growing part of our economy. We...

State acts, dental clinic drops suit

The Alabama Dental Association will no longer have to worry about an antitrust lawsuit from the Sarrell Dental Center, a non-profit dental provider in Alabama.

Unhealthy competition?

If enacted, a proposed Connecticut health care law would raise costs and reduce innovation for consumers, the Directors of the FTC’s Bureaus of Policy Planning, Economics, and Competition have...

Facial recognition tagged: Investigation on the horizon?

“Facebook’s actions injure users throughout the United States by invading their privacy; allowing for disclosure and use of information in ways and for purposes other than those consented to or...

Lebowitz urges “Do Not Track”

In a June 6 op-ed published by Bloomberg, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz encouraged “innovators of the Internet to use their brain power to develop a ‘Do Not Track’ system that protects every...

Nasal suits clear hurdle: Summary judgment denied

Did the makers of Flonase spray deliberately delay entry of generic competitors to the U.S. market between 2004 and 2006?

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