Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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FTC’s recent wins against hospital deals reflect strategy of ex-chairman

In racking up two appellate court wins in challenges to hospital mergers, the Federal Trade Commission has vindicated a strategy that was developed more than a decade ago by then Chairman Timothy...

Virginia hospital tie-up likely despite FTC opposition

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent winning streak in blocking hospital mergers may be halted in Virginia because of extenuating circumstances in an especially poor part of the state.

Trump’s stunning victory doesn't spell big changes in antitrust enforcement

After a volatile presidential campaign that even included talk of stepping up antitrust enforcement, competition lawyers are braced for a period of uncertainty, but also skeptical that their field...

Prominent antitrust lawyer Kenneth C. Anderson dies

Kenneth C. Anderson, an aggressive and sometimes profane litigator who was an integral player in the Justice Department’s landmark antitrust case against AT&T, has died. He was 80.

PAE report already having an impact, cited in Supreme Court laches case

Less than a month after the Federal Trade Commission issued its long-awaited study on patent-assertion entities, the report is already making an impact.