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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Dollar-store reviews show advantages, pitfalls to FTC's new economic analysis method

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Data breach legislation appears to be gaining momentum

An unusual sound can be heard on Capitol Hill these days. Amid the cacophony of partisan potshots, there is talk of a real chance that data breach legislation can win passage and enactment this year.

Patent reform measure could move early this year

Like perennially frustrated fans of the beleaguered Chicago Cubs, supporters of patent reform who were upset by last year’s failure to pass a bill said “wait till next year.’’

GMU’s Henry Manne blazed path in legal analysis

The conventional wisdom never held much appeal for Henry Manne.

FTC turns a new page in using comic books to fight fraud

The Federal Trade Commission is turning to comic books—graphic novels—to provide tips on fighting fraud to Spanish-speaking consumers, who are especially vulnerable to scammers.

San Jose still pressing to end baseball’s antitrust exemption

Major League Baseball officials couldn’t resist doing a little chest thumping recently in response to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that dismissed the City of San...