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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New FTC team to face combustible issues from Equifax to Facebook probes

News that the Senate had confirmed five members of the Federal Trade Commission had been long expected, but it still brought much relief to the antitrust and consumer protection communities.

Looking back, McSweeny offers advice to incoming FTC slate

During her four years at the Federal Trade Commission, Terrell McSweeny experienced the agency in a number of forms — starting with a full commission of five and ending with a year in which she and...

Don’t panic over claims of rising concentration, DOJ economists insist amid debate

As debate over reform of antitrust laws heats up, two senior Justice Department economists have taken issue with claims of increasing industry concentration, as outlined by the Obama...

Early college decisions probed to ensure fairness, Delrahim says

Competition for spots at prestigious colleges is fiercer than ever, and the Justice Department wants to see to it that the schools don’t take advantage of their position and hurt students.

FTC cautions about Sept. 11 victim fund scam, other charity fraudsters

Fraudulent telemarketers pretending to represent charities may try to pull on heart strings not only to scam people out of money but also to get their personal information, the Federal Trade...

Corporate monitors seen as bolstering DOJ antitrust compliance goals

Antitrust prosecutors at the Department of Justice want companies to increase their share of the burden in preventing and detecting criminal conduct.