LabMD litigation against FTC lingers

Although the Federal Trade Commission won its effort to quash a lawsuit over its probe of LabMD, the now-defunct medical laboratory is still trying to sue three agency employees.

Neill Averitt

The pushback on convenience, resort and junk fees

Unexpected, surreptitious fees in retail transactions — additions like “convenience fees” and “resort fees” — have proliferated wildly over the past 30 years. When they aren’t clearly disclosed at the start of a transaction, their omission can deceive consumers and distort the purchase decision....

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Uncertainty, Ohlhausen swan song mark biggest ABA gathering

This year’s spring meeting of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section set a record for attendees — topping 3,300 from 65 countries — who convened during a cloud of uncertainty in their...

Commissioner McSweeny announces resignation

Federal Trade Commission member Terrell McSweeny has announced she will resign, effective April 28.

FTC may be next in hot seat over Facebook debacle

In 2012, the Federal Trade Commission made clear that its consent order with social media behemoth Facebook “advances the privacy interests of the nearly one billion Facebook users around the world...

Mixed signals? Dissecting FTC’s decision to clear Energizer-Spectrum deal

Recent news that the Federal Trade Commission didn't issue a second request in Energizer’s acquisition of Spectrum Holdings surprised some longtime antitrust practitioners.

McSweeny’s Twitter chats put ‘ideas on table’ to spur dialogue on tech, consumers

Even as she counts down her final days on the Federal Trade Commission, Terrell McSweeny is pushing hard to promote a dialogue about technology consumer protection issues that will live on after...

With pay-for-delay litigation drying up, FTC on hunt for ‘good’ conduct cases

The Federal Trade Commission continues its hunt for new conduct cases, a top official said at this year's American Bar Association’s Antitrust Spring Meeting, urging businesses to come forward with...