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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San Jose takes aim at baseball’s antitrust exemption

As we head into the dog days of summer and the baseball pennant races heat up, the City of San Jose has decided to throw a fastball of its own that takes dead aim at Major League Baseball’s...

Commissioner Ohlhausen jumps in on Section 5

In a major speech, FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen joined fellow Republican Joshua Wright in calling for the agency to issue a policy statement clarifying the scope of its antitrust authority...

FTC to review “Internet of Things”

We’re rapidly heading into the next phase in the development of the Internet featuring stunning breakthroughs that enable more and more everyday devices to communicate with each other and with...

Day of reckoning ahead for pay-for-delay deals?

A political consensus seems to be emerging in the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee that negotiated settlements between the makers of brand-name drugs and generics to delay entry into the market are...

Senators, CFPB, FTC signal tougher action ahead on debt collection

The debt collection industry – which has already been in the crosshairs of regulators and legislators – will face additional rules based on comments of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and officials of...

Neil Averitt commentary: Hot cars, summer days and monopoly boards

Now the glorious days of summer have come, and sensible antitrust lawyers are heading for the beaches and the mountains, and taking the moment to ponder the deeper questions of life. Like, “Is that...