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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FTC commissioners seem headed for confirmation

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and commissioner-nominee Maureen Ohlhausen received a mostly friendly reception at their confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee November 15, but were...

H&R Block drops merger plan

Tax-preparation firm H&R Block is dropping its $288 million purchase of software rival TaxACT, an acquisition that the Justice Department had sued to block, following a ruling in the Justice...

New Italian prime minister an antitrust aficionado

The new prime minister of Italy, Mario Monti, called to save the day in Europe, is a familiar face in antitrust circles here and overseas.

Sen. Kohl criticizes plan to shut regional antitrust offices

The Justice Department’s controversial decision to shutter four of its regional antitrust offices came into the public eye for the first time when Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., came under...

FTC easing food marketing guidelines

A decision by the FTC and its partner agencies to significantly scale back their sweeping voluntary guidelines on marketing food to children has thrown into question whether the proposed standards...

Leibowitz praises DAA online privacy change

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz has gone on record publicly praising one of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s revised principles for online privacy.

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