The Federal Trade Commission’s rulemaking on non-compete agreements faces legal obstacles but could reap political and public policy benefits even if it’s struck down in court.
It’s an unusual legal story that involves international chess tournaments, the Twombly standard for pleading collusion, Arthur Schopenhauer, and radio-controlled vibrating sex devices — all at the same time. But this is such a story.
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The bitter battle between LabMD and the FTC over whether the company violated Section 5’s unfair practices prohibition by “fail[ing] to provide reasonable and appropriate security for personal...
The morning weather was cool and overcast, but LabMD executive Michael Daugherty was already hot under the collar, spewing out a torrent of angry words about what he described as his dismal...
The FTC issued its long-awaited report on the data brokerage business on May 27, saying the findings revealed serious problems in transparency and accountability in the industry.
Snapchat, the popular image–sharing app that guaranteed its images would vanish forever soon after delivery, is Public Enemy No. 1 among the people who take the time to write to the FTC these days.
Justice Department antitrust officials have preened over the success of their prosecution of five book publishers and Apple for conspiring against Amazon in a move to jack up the prices of e-books.
Editor’s Note: With the FTC approaching its 100th-year anniversary, FTC:WATCH has initiated a series of articles highlighting the history of antitrust enforcement in America.
This column continues our occasional series on the leisure activities of enforcement officials. Our interview subjects are Jon Nuechterlein, the FTC’s general counsel, and Deborah Feinstein, the...
With the Senate’s efforts on patent reform on life support, all eyes are on the House.
The FTC wants to be sure that student data is protected during the bankruptcy sale of an education technology company.
Members of the antitrust community were saddened to hear of the sudden, unexpected death of Robert W. Doyle, Jr., a mainstay in the field for more than three decades, who had worked inside the FTC...
June 2 – FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will deliver the keynote address at the European Data Supervisor’s Workshop on Privacy and Competitiveness in the Age of Big Data in Brussels, Belgium....
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