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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West Virginia antitrust exemption bill headed to governor's desk

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Obama picks an antitrust, regulatory expert for the high court

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For free goods and services, antitrust may need new tools, economist says

Search engines, streaming music services, social media networks are all free to consumers. But are they really free? And how should competition agencies evaluate the impact of goods or services...

Self-restraint important part of FTC’s success, Ohlhausen says

The Federal Trade Commission has been most successful when it focuses its efforts on clear harms and reserves its administrative court for clarifying emerging issues of law, the agency’s sole...

Neil Averitt commentary: Hyper-competitive Trump a strong supporter of competition

With Donald Trump holding his lead as Republican frontrunner, the possibility of a Trump administration is no longer entirely far-fetched. So what would its competition policy look like? A few...

Trump’s antitrust experience is as a plaintiff

For many presidential candidates antitrust law is an abstract subject that hasn’t had an impact on their lives.