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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Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu, who coined the phrase “network neutrality’’ and has been a strong advocate of consumer causes, will have the chance to implement change from the inside.
Some of the nation’s leading data security experts told Federal Trade Commission officials this month that the data breach crisis is worsening.
Federal Trade Commission member Joshua Wright has been gone only four weeks, and already the rumor mill is churning about who his successor might be.
A routine Senate testimony by a Federal Trade Commission lawyer seeking more powers to obtain e-mail records from subjects under investigation took an unusual twist when Commissioner Julie Brill...
Shortly before Joshua Wright unexpectedly stepped down from the Federal Trade Commission last month, he made waves with a provocative statement that the independence of the agency’s Bureau of...
There is more going on in the Federal Trade Commission’s Section 5 policy statement than initially meets the eye. At first glance the statement appears to have very limited substance. Its concrete...
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Bill Baer, chief of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, issued a statement on Sept. 16 that the government would not challenge Expedia’s $1.3 billion acquisition of rival online travel...
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FTC’s Christopher Olsen joins Wilson Sonsini
September 21 — The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising. The all-day event will be held at the Constitution Center in Washington, DC. For more...
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