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 spar publicly in hearing on the Hill

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz faced a tough grilling from Republican legislators last week over the agency’s budget for fiscal year 2013.

Food marketing guidelines on the ropes

The federal government appears to be abandoning its ambitious effort to devise new voluntary guidelines for food marketing to children.

Settlements ahead with four more banks

The federal government is nearing settlements with four more banks over their foreclosure practices, according to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who spoke last week at...

Mica’s newest play for FTC building

U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) has come up with yet another legislative approach for forcing the federal government to give the Federal Trade Commission’s iconic headquarters building to the National...

FTC Commissioner tees up the issues

Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill threw plenty of unexpected curveballs at the spring meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General when she liberally sprinkled her speech on...

Chris Dodd: “I’m not bloodied”

Former Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), now chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, insists that he is not bloodied from the stunning setback the entertainment industry suffered...

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