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Wright, Ginsburg provoke debate over antitrust consent decrees

In the past three decades the Justice Department’s antitrust division and the Federal Trade Commission have “undergone a dramatic shift” toward settling antitrust cases with consent decrees rather than fighting them out in litigation.


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Lawmakers to tackle range of consumer protection, antitrust issues

Some new faces, many of the same issues.

As LabMD battle with FTC roils, Trump administration may take a different tack in data security cases

In the three-plus years since the Federal Trade Commission sued LabMD, a cancer detection laboratory in Georgia, for allegedly failing to adequately protect consumers’ confidential information, a...

US has ‘haphazard’ approach to protecting kids against identity theft, McSweeny says

The US currently has a “haphazard” approach to protecting children’s identities if they are compromised in a breach, a US Federal Trade Commissioner said Thursday, citing her personal experience...

Use cautious restraint in regulating sharing economy, FTC says

In the department of few surprises, the Federal Trade Commission warned that too many rules could stifle innovation in the so-called sharing economy but not enough would make consumers feel unsafe.

Stakes are high as DOJ presses appeals court for Amex do-over

The Department of Justice has pressed an appellate court to reconsider its finding that American Express can punish merchants who push other payment methods, a decision that upset the government’s...

Neil Averitt commentary: Two cheers for federal-state cooperation

Cooperation between federal and state antitrust enforcers is a worthy goal, but it can be oversold. Some level of creative tension between the two jurisdictions will often be just as important and...

For DOJ, real estate cases tee up must-win scenario

Anthem-Cigna deal would hurt US competition, DOJ's economist testifies

FTC commissioners more likely to dismiss cases they brought than those filed by others, Ohlhausen study says

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