Non-compete rulemaking faces legal hurdles but could help Biden politically

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.

Neill Averitt

Chess cheating, defamation and the Twombly pleading standard

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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GOP officials take swipes at FTC during anniversary celebration

The poisonous political atmosphere in the nation’s capital spilled over onto the Federal Trade Commission’s 100th anniversary celebration last week when a parade of Republican officials, energized...

Net neutrality sets stage for turf battle between FTC and FCC

Well before President Barack Obama weighed in a few days ago to urge the Federal Communications Commission to regulate Internet service like a public utility, Federal Trade Commission officials had...

FTC comes down on patent troll company, law firm

The Federal Trade Commission used its consumer protection authority for the first time to clamp down on MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, and its law firm for making deceptive statements in...

Congressional merger scrutiny will stay tough with GOP control, antitrust experts say

Republicans may love business, but that doesn’t mean they’ll look the other way at big mergers.

National Cinemedia, Screenvision to defend proposed merger against DOJ suit

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FTC at 100: Agency focuses on ads, fur and its own structure during Post-War Era

Editor's Note: The FTC is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year; the first official meeting of the commission was held in March 1915. FTC:WATCH is publishing a series of articles highlighting...