Tech titans, other companies face PR hurdles in antitrust suits

Antitrust cases are fought as much in the court of public opinion as in a courtroom, and experts say that calls for a multipronged strategy.

Neill Averitt

Actually using a balancing test in the Google case

Antitrust lawyers love to talk about the consumer welfare standard and the rule of reason, and indeed these things are central to the intellectual framework of the law and to practical counseling. But when they’re put to the test in high-stakes litigation against Big Tech, courts generally recoil...

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Dogfight over pet medications

To stir passions without choosing Presidential candidates, just ask pet owners about the cost of medicine for dogs, cats and other domestic critters. That helps explain the Fairness to Pet Owners...

Kimmelman’s departure another blow to Justice Department

When Gene Kimmelman took a high post in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, he had to do an about-face. After years as a tenacious advocate and sometimes-bomb-thrower for consumers rights,...

Some push FTC onto front lines for military

Amid Congressional hearings about new kinds of financial abuses targeting soldiers and reducing their combat effectiveness, some military advocates are recommending that the FTC be given a bigger...

Many questions, few answers on how to regulate mobile payments

As more people begin to use mobile devices for their daily financial transactions, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit recently explored whether...

Merger update

Wellpoint, Americare

Guest commentary: RIM’s prescription for patent peace in the smartphone arena

Consumers worldwide have greatly benefited from the rapid growth of the global wireless telecommunications (“smartphone”) industry in recent years. Smartphones make email, entertainment,...


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