Holyoak, Ferguson could change FTC dynamics but face steep learning curve

If Republican nominees Melissa Holyoak of Utah and Andrew Ferguson of Virginia are confirmed, as expected, to join the Federal Trade Commission this month, they could change the dynamics of an agency that’s been under single-party control for half...

Neill Averitt

Insulin cases need a sharper focus

Hard cases are notorious for making bad law. But sometimes the easy and obvious cases can make bad law, too. Something like this seems to be going on with insulin pricing.

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FTC:WATCH Goes Out on Summer Hiatus

Editor’s note: FTC:WATCH goes on vacation for the month of August, when most governments in the Western Hemisphere leave the city to seek refuge from the heat. We will return, refreshed, to produce...


August 3—FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will participate in the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting to discuss “Privacy Law in 2012: Where We Are and Where We Are Going,” from 8:30 a.m. to 10...

Antitrust and patent law high on the docket at Cleveland judicial hearing

CLEVELAND--Normally, when the seven judges serving on the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation gather at one of their six-times-a-year sessions, they confront a docket jam-packed with...

Former FTC official wins Republican Senate nomination in Texas

Ted Cruz, former head of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, may be coming back to Washington in a return engagement, but in a markedly different role.

As mobile payments surge, regulators pondering new consumer protections

Federal regulators and consumer advocates are trying to get ahead of the mobile payments gold rush by implementing new rules they hope will prevent an explosion of hidden charges being imposed on...


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