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....

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New window opening for forum-shopping?

An FTC lawsuit pending in the district court for the District of Columbia could have sweeping consequences for where cases may be heard in the future, and give companies new opportunities to seek...

Who’s your Daddy?

It’s easy to see why companies would love the chance to do a bit of venue-shopping, as a look inside the appellate courts makes crystal clear. That’s assuming, of course, that judicial appointees...

American Airlines merger contemplated

Another major airline merger attempt may be on the horizon, this time involving financially-troubled American Airlines, Inc.

DOJ antitrust division collects record assessments

The antitrust division obtained more than $1 billion from criminal antitrust offenders in fiscal year 2011, the second-highest amount in its history, and filed 90 new criminal cases in FY 2011, the...

FTC settles with CVS drug price allegations

After a two-year investigation, the FTC has settled its deceptive pricing investigation with CVS Caremark Corp. The company will pay $5 million to settle charges that it misrepresented the prices...

Consumer groups press FTC on Express Scripts merger

A coalition of consumer and antitrust groups that opposes the proposed acquisition of Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Medco Health Systems by Express Scripts has written FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz,...




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