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.

Neill Averitt

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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Do Not Track: too early or good to go?

Commissioners continue to disagree about the merits of a Do Not Track mechanism, a recommendation in the agency’s draft privacy report that could alter online advertising, convenient services, and...

Virtual game monopoly?

Online gamers apparently need items such as weapons, animals, hot dogs for energy and/or tractors to compete in virtual online game worlds. Participating in this billion dollar business, consumers...

Timely inspection

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Commissioner William Kovacic hailed the Commission’s regulatory review efforts at a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on July 7.

Clothing labels under review

Dry clean or machine wash? Another comment cycle for the FTC’s Care Labeling Rule.

All aboard: support S. 49

Seeking endorsement for his proposed antitrust freight rail bill, Senator Herb Kohl (D., Wisc.) sent a letter to two key administration officials.

Football monopoly?

BCS Director Bill Hancock and two lawyers met with the Justice Department on June 30 to discuss the Bowl Championship Series, according to the Associated Press.

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