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.
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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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...
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...
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.
Dry clean or machine wash? Another comment cycle for the FTC’s Care Labeling Rule.
Seeking endorsement for his proposed antitrust freight rail bill, Senator Herb Kohl (D., Wisc.) sent a letter to two key administration officials.
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.
As questions about government regulation and its effect on the U.S. economy abound, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has announced its plan to impose new government intervention on...
While awaiting its fate at the Commission, a North Carolina board’s attempt to halt the agency’s proceedings has stalled. The battle, however, will continue on appeal.
In a ruling issued on July 12, the Ninth Circuit has found that a profit-sharing agreement between supermarkets during a labor strike was neither immune from antitrust laws nor per se illegal.
The legal war wages on between online contact lens dealers.
FTC staff has closed an investigation of Gerawan Farming, Inc., regarding an advertising campaign called “My Fruit My Body.”
Guidance on requesting guidance comes to you from the FTC- but may not have teeth.
The Canadian Competition Bureau has sought to block a proposed joint venture between Air Canada and United Continental Holdings, citing competition concerns.
The European Commission approved pharmaceutical group Eli Lilly’s acquisition of Janssen Animal Health on July 7.
Ah, the finer things in life. The EC approved Moлt Hennessy – Louis Vuitton Group’s (“LVMH”) acquisition of Bulgari in the European luxury accessories market on June 29.
The European Commission’s inquiry into the submarine and underground power cable market has gotten more serious.
Companies will now have 5 less pages to fill out when filing a premerger notification with the FTC or the Antitrust Division, a reduction the antitrust agencies have hailed as a key to streamlining...
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has agreed to testify at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights regarding on-line competition.
A French search engine company has sued Google in a Paris Commercial Court, alleging that the search giant abused its market power to harm competition, according to a Reuters report.
Another player in the ready-mix concrete market has pleaded guilty to fixing prices in the Northern District of Iowa.
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