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Panelists at FTC hearings bashed for failing to disclose prior cases, clients

The Federal Trade Commission’s sweeping hearings on 21st century issues in antitrust and consumer protection continue to win plaudits from lawyers and academics, but some critics think the agency should do a better job in disclosing panelists’ involvement in cases or for clients on issues they discuss at the hearings.


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Slaughter says Dems can effect change at FTC; Simons willing to listen

Commissioners at the Federal Trade Commission often vote in step with members of their own party, especially when they’re in the minority.

AT&T-Time Warner documents show Delrahim took case personally sometimes

Insights into Makan Delrahim’s oversight of the government’s lawsuit to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner — including his interpretation of key facts and critical conversations with...

Chopra wants tougher ‘consequences’ for tech giants, others over misconduct

Rohit Chopra has staked out an aggressive position on the five-member Federal Trade Commission, questioning a system where first-time violators of the FTC Act’s prohibitions against deceptive...

CVS-Aetna nod proves DOJ gun-shy on vertical deals, critics charge

When the Justice Department approved the merger of CVS Health and Aetna — subject to a divestiture — critics blasted the government’s action as paving the way for higher costs to consumers.

Antitrust enforcers get more firepower to take on pay-for-delay deals

Antitrust enforcers will have another weapon in their arsenal when going after drugmakers for anticompetitive practices because of a measure signed by President Donald Trump earlier this month.

Neil Averitt commentary: Striking hotel workers point out shortfalls in merger analysis

The antitrust agencies seem to have missed some important aspects of hotel mergers, and now we have the sidewalk demonstrations of striking hotel workers to prove it.

GOP, Dems shifting some views on privacy

Pending trial of ex-Bumble Bee CEO shows ‘havoc’ in criminal-civil overlap

FTC quizzed Facebook on consent decree compliance over 2013 privacy changes

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