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.

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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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Equifax hack could break logjam on combating data breaches

After big data breaches the congressional reaction is almost always the same: hold a hearing, chastise a current or former chief executive, and fail to pass a bill to deal with the broader problem.

Look for more DOJ ‘fixes’ to deals under Delrahim

The day before Makan Delrahim was confirmed to head the Justice Department’s antitrust division, the government made news by challenging Parker-Hannifin’s acquisition of Clarcor, a $4.3 billion deal.

Dismissal of Prevagen case deals tough blow to FTC

When the Federal Trade Commission and New York’s attorney general joined forces to sue Quincy Bioscience for deceptive advertising in promoting Prevagen, a dietary supplement, the enforcers came...

FDA, FTC redoubling efforts on generic drugs

One of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to bring down drug prices, often blasting pharmaceutical companies for “getting away with murder.”

Enforcing Privacy Shield a priority for FTC, official says

US companies are still waiting to find out if the European Commission will continue the trans-Atlantic data transmission agreement called the EU-US Privacy Shield after regulators on both sides of...

US prosecutors hit snags in fighting global financial crimes

In an era of global finance and global financial crime, US antitrust prosecutors have turned their sights on targets worldwide, bringing recent cases against bankers in London, Paris and...