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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Health-care mergers “front and center” in antitrust arena

Health care mergers are at the forefront of antitrust attention around the country, drawing watchful scrutiny from both Republicans and Democrats.

FTC nominee McSweeny gets thumbs-up from Commerce Committee

Almost two months after its hearing on Terrell McSweeny’s nomination to be a Federal Trade Commission commissioner, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted unanimously, on...

Ramirez and Baer face questions, criticisms at House hearing

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Bill Baer, the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, recently were peppered with questions at a House subcommittee hearing that examined a broad range of antitrust...

Senate approves whistle-blower protections

The Senate has approved a bill that would provide whistleblower protections to employees who report violations of antitrust laws to government authorities.

Respected DOJ veteran Scott Hammond leaves the agency

Scott Hammond, who rose through the ranks over a 25-year career to become Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, will be jumping...

Groups charge improper FTC use of Section 5 privacy authority

The scope of the FTC’s consumer-protection authority under Section 5, as well as to its competition authority, is coming under challenge.