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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Coalition’s last pitch to end Charter-Time Warner Cable deal doesn’t sway government watchdogs

Three days before the Federal Communications Commission approved Charter Communications’ $67 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, the Stop Mega Cable Coalition — a...

House Republicans pushing bills to revamp FTC procedures

In introducing bills to change certain Federal Trade Commission procedures in a year when lawmakers aren’t doing much, congressional Republicans are giving hints about what’s on the agenda for next...

As DOJ celebrates blocking Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal, critics grumble

Bill Baer, who recently left his post as head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, made waves when he said some deals should never get out of the boardroom. He might well have been...

Divestitures a harder sell for parties seeking to merge

Parties seeking to come up with a divestiture remedy to sell a proposed merger to the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are running into plenty of skepticism these days.

Ramirez bashes efforts to 'sidestep' federal antitrust scrutiny in healthcare

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On a mission: FTC enlists minority media to combat fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has found that minority groups, especially recent immigrants, are often afraid to ask the government for help.