Holyoak, Ferguson could change FTC dynamics but face steep learning curve

If Republican nominees Melissa Holyoak of Utah and Andrew Ferguson of Virginia are confirmed, as expected, to join the Federal Trade Commission this month, they could change the dynamics of an agency that’s been under single-party control for half...

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Insulin cases need a sharper focus

Hard cases are notorious for making bad law. But sometimes the easy and obvious cases can make bad law, too. Something like this seems to be going on with insulin pricing.

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McSweeny questions whether abusive patent demand letters still a problem

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Neil Averitt commentary: The big inflection point appears to be at hand

Trends continue in regular and predictable ways. Until one day, they don’t. In just this way, the familiar, generation-long trend toward ever more lenient antitrust standards may be about to turn,...

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January 31-February 1 — FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust William Baer, FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen and FTC General Counsel Jonathan Neuchterlein are...

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Former FTC office head Elbein joins law firm

Ohlhausen: Steris-Synergy ruling should give FTC pause when considering potential competition cases

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FTC enforcement actions show data brokers can face regulatory liability for consumer information they sell to others

The following article first appeared on Jan. 20 on MLex. For more information on MLex, including getting access to its exclusive content, please contact sales@mlex.com.