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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Amex showdown heads to Supreme Court as lawyers weigh in

After the Justice Department urged the Supreme Court not to review a lower court ruling that allowed American Express to restrict merchants from steering consumers to less pricey credit cards,...

Robocall fight intensifies

The fight over what constitutes a robocall will continue next month in federal appellate court in a case being closely watched by the telemarketing industry.

FTC overseers in House seeking Senate seats

Many politicians aspire to move from the rambunctious House of Representatives to the more deliberative Senate. That includes two people who’ve been active in overseeing the Federal Trade Commission.

Lack of case law, precedents leave T-Mobile, Sprint uncertain of potential regulatory outcome

When the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission opposed a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, the No. 2 and No. 4 US mobile wireless carriers, the companies walked away from the...

No long shot, LabMD’s Daugherty says of suit targeting FTC attorneys

Michael Daugherty adamantly disagrees that his lawsuit against two Federal Trade Commission attorneys is a long shot.

Kaepernick collusion complaint could be hard to prove

A battle over whether to stand for the national anthem before a football game is turning into an antitrust case.