Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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State attorneys general turn up the heat

Not long after Donald Trump was elected president, the widely-shared view among antitrust practitioners was federal enforcement would diminish, at least somewhat, and state attorneys general would...

Transcripts in AT&T-Time Warner case reveal judge’s ‘one-sided,’ acerbic style

Survey the antitrust bar about the Justice Department’s high-stakes appeal of the district court ruling rejecting its challenge to the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, and you’ll almost...

FTC faces hurdles in pursuit of more rulemaking authority

The Federal Trade Commission is gearing up for a concerted effort to persuade Congress to expand its authority, so it can crack down harder on data breaches and other privacy violations.

DirecTV notches partial win in FTC false ad suit

Last year, a partisan stalemate between the two sitting members of the Federal Trade Commission over a proposed settlement forced the agency into a high-stakes $4 billion trial against satellite...

Key antitrust case on healthcare guides agencies

A case decided by the Supreme Court 75 years ago strongly shapes how the government crafts its approach to antitrust enforcement in healthcare.

Used car dealerships undergo FTC compliance sweep, results mixed

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission conducted its first inspection to see whether used car dealers were properly displaying its revised Buyers Guide, which is part of the agency’s Used...