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.

Neill Averitt

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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Cicilline outlines priorities for antitrust subcommittee if Dems win the House

Democrats have made stronger antitrust enforcement a key component of their campaign platform to try to win back control of the House in the mid-term elections. If they succeed, Representative...

House Judiciary Committee to see leadership shift in 2019

The House panel that oversees antitrust policy will have a new leader next year regardless of which party controls the chamber.

Powers takes reins as DOJ top criminal antitrust enforcer amid questions

The appointment of Richard Powers as the Justice Department antitrust division's acting deputy for criminal enforcement has provoked some head scratching.  

FDA chief Gottlieb ‘names and shames’ big pharma for delaying generic competition

When Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, publicly listed pharmaceutical companies that have “potentially blocked access” to samples of their branded products to...

Real estate mogul champions California privacy measure as tech battle brews

Over the past six months, Alastair Mactaggart has plowed $3.3 million of his own money into a California ballot initiative to pass the most extensive privacy and data security law in the United...

Uber official, others talk antitrust advocacy, regulation

It all depends on what the meaning of balanced is.