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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Despite partisanship, patent troll bill moving ahead

Could it be that in a time of intense partisanship on Capitol Hill, when moving any legislation seems close to impossible, that a bill to rein in litigation brought by so-called patent trolls may...

Important health-care merger trial being tried behind closed doors

A trial is underway in Boise, Idaho that could determine the future configuration of the health-care industry in the United States and mark the beginning of the end of the iconic American role of...

New bill would provide more protections for children online

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), who co-chairs the Congressional Bi-partisan Privacy Caucus, responded to a new survey that found a big jump in mobile device use by...

Both sides rest in Bazaarvoice trial

One of the last oral arguments that Judge William H. Orrick III heard before retiring to his chambers to weigh the voluminous evidence in the hard-fought trial in the Justice Department’s challenge...

Republican lawmakers press Chairwoman Ramirez to set guidelines for Section 5

A half-dozen Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and two Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, are calling for the FTC to provide...

FTC targets firms’ false environmental labels

After the FTC issued revised “Green Guides” a year ago to make it clear that marketers’ claims about their products’ environmental attributes must be truthful, it seemed a good bet that the agency...

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