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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Data breach at Target draws outrage on Capitol Hill

There’s a chorus on Capitol Hill this holiday season asking for an FTC inquiry into the record-setting data breach at Target Corp., the nation’s second-largest discount retailer.

Senate panel slows momentum for patent troll bill

It was not long into the Senate Judiciary Committee’s recent hearing exploring legislation to rein in lawsuits brought by so-called patent trolls that it became obvious that there remains a world...

Com. Wright pushing hard to rein in Section 5

Joshua D. Wright is just ending his first year as FTC Commissioner, but the youthful academic already is proving to be anything but reticent. He is on something of a crusade to change – and rein in...

FTC:WATCH SPECIAL REPORT: St. Luke’s trial could reshape health-care industry

EDITOR’S NOTE: 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...

Neil Averitt commentary: A primer on making effective presentations at FTC, DOJ

We antitrust lawyers like to think of ourselves as being among the action figures of the business world – to be numbered with the captains (or, still better, the buccaneers) of industry. The actual...

Funeral home merger

After a spirited lobbying campaign by Jewish groups, rabbis and others concerned that the proposed merger of the two largest funeral homes in the country would result in a large price hike in...