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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Federal Trade Commission member Julie Brill was especially upbeat and relaxed when she sat down for an interview with FTC:WATCH on March 24. The ebullient commissioner had announced her resignation...
Julie Brill’s departure from the Federal Trade Commission means that for the first time in more than 21 years, the agency will operate with just three commissioners. Back then, in 1994, the...
Many people who sit on the bench pay lip service to the importance of judicial modesty. US Circuit Judge Merrick Garland, whom President Barack Obama has nominated to the Supreme Court, practices...
In recent weeks, the Federal Trade Commission, which has long seen itself as the premier privacy agency, has watched other regulators flex their muscles and increasingly claim some of that turf.
The Federal Trade Commission’s policy statement on Section 5 of the FTC Act is getting its first check-up on Capitol Hill next Tuesday.
The Justice Department’s recent victory in blocking Tribune Publishing’s acquisition of two Southern California newspapers has provoked some head scratching.
The Justice Department’s antitrust division is doing better on the subject of newspaper mergers than many critics believe. However, it still does not have a policy that fully recognizes the...
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J. Thomas Rosch, an outspoken and independent member of the Federal Trade Commission from 2006 to 2013 and a titan of the antitrust bar, has died at the age of 76.
April 12 – FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will participate in panel discussions on competition policy and data protection at the Mentor Group’s Forum for EU-US Legal-Economic Affairs. The event...
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