Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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NAAG News: Janssen Pharmaceuticals

A news search for Janssen Pharmaceuticals will turn up research and marketing agreements with many top-notch biomedical and pharmaceutical firms and Harvard University, but attorneys general in 36...

Merger Update: Goodrich, United Technologies

The Canadian Competition Bureau has concurred in the analysis and remedies already proposed for the pending acquisition of Goodrich by United Technologies. Although recognizing that reduced...

Merger Update: CoStar’s patience rewarded

Sixteen months after CoStar Group and LoopNet, Inc. signed an agreement to merge, more than a year since shareholders gave approval and four months since the $860 million merger closed, the FTC...

Critics take aim at Judge Cote’s ruling in book publishers’ price fixing case

Even as New York federal district court judge Denise Cote recently put her stamp of approval on a settlement between the Justice Department and three book publishers—Hachette, HarperCollins, and...

Hertz merger plan would reduce the field to three competitors

Travelers landing in Washington, D.C. or other large cities and looking for a rental car usually find themselves with a lineup of alternatives—Hertz, Alamo, Avis, etc. –once they pick up their...

Brill: Phoebe Putney case raises important legal issues

Speaking to an audience of health care providers in early August, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill focused her comments on initiatives that sustain health care competition. She noted recent progress...