On Capitol Hill, antitrust bills advance as Khan stumbles

Antitrust enforcers have received mixed receptions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.

Neill Averitt

Federal-state relations could use more structure, won’t get much

There are getting to be an awful lot of cooks clustered around the antitrust soup kettle. The question is what to do about it.

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FTC takes aim at threats to mobile devices

The FTC is not waiting for the bad guys to attack your mobile devices. Even as it is clear that the U.S. has escaped sustained mobile malware attacks that have occurred in other countries, the...

FTC officials give guidance on environmental marketing

Present and former FTC officials recently gave consumer product company executives some reassurance– as well as some warnings – about where lines must be drawn to ensure that the companies’...

Ohlhausen’s views on privacy stir criticism from activists

As the debate over privacy has exploded across the country in recent days amid revelations of the government’s massive sweep of phone records and surveillance of Internet services, FTC Commissioner...

Commissioner Wright ponders implications of loyalty discount programs

Loyalty discount programs should be assessed under the standards of exclusive dealing rather than the standards of predatory pricing, FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright said recently. These programs...

DOJ, FTC weigh in on appellate antitrust case

After a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that an antitrust divestiture decree involving a licensing agreement could be rejected under the Bankruptcy Code, the Court...

Commentary: Bright smiles abound after FTC's teeth-whitening victory

Last month the Fourth Circuit handed the Commission a solid victory, 3-0, in the case of North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC. This was a win on several different fronts. In the...