LabMD litigation against FTC lingers

Although the Federal Trade Commission won its effort to quash a lawsuit over its probe of LabMD, the now-defunct medical laboratory is still trying to sue three agency employees.

Neill Averitt

The pushback on convenience, resort and junk fees

Unexpected, surreptitious fees in retail transactions — additions like “convenience fees” and “resort fees” — have proliferated wildly over the past 30 years. When they aren’t clearly disclosed at the start of a transaction, their omission can deceive consumers and distort the purchase decision....

Current Issue: 797

Court to condom-maker: Give it up

Fork it over, says the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Legislators question shuttering of regional Justice offices

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) delivered a public thrashing to Sharis Pozen, the Justice Department’s acting attorney general for antitrust, at a congressional oversight hearing last week, joining...

Is that Fido around your throat?

Is that fur on your jacket raccoon? Or is it dog?

More headaches ahead for Express Scripts-Medco

Like the proposed AT&T-T Mobile merger, the Express Scripts-Medco merger appears to be in deep trouble.

Antitrust regulators in US, EU investigating E-books

Several major participants in the electronic book industry, including Apple Inc., are facing a series of investigations domestically and internationally into whether they illegally restricted...

FTC: N.C. dental board blocked competition

The FTC has determined that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners illegally thwarted competition by working to bar non-dentist providers of teeth-whitening products and services from...




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