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Government shutdown saps antitrust agencies

The Federal Trade Commission’s Facebook investigation is on hold, its antitrust trial against Qualcomm is continuing and most of its employees are furloughed.

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Speculation ramps up about FTC’s likely penalties for Facebook

It’s been about 10 months since the Federal Trade Commission made the unusual announcement that it had launched a “non-public investigation” into the privacy practices of Facebook.

Coalition wages battle against T-Mobile-Sprint deal

News that a coalition of companies, public interest groups, labor unions and industry associations had recently come together to oppose the T-Mobile-Sprint merger raises question about how much...

Lawmakers face hurdles to passing privacy law

While there’s some consensus that something should be done, passing privacy legislation in this Congress won’t be easy.

Wald issued mixed opinion in key part of Microsoft case

The late US Circuit Judge Patricia Wald was widely hailed for her contributions as a pathbreaking liberal jurist on civil rights and human rights, but her work in a major antitrust case helped...

Qualcomm, FTC duke it out in blockbuster antitrust trial

The Federal Trade Commission has rested its case in its antitrust trial against Qualcomm, capping six days of testimony that revealed the strength of the enforcer’s evidence, as well as gaps the...

Neil Averitt commentary: Attorney misconduct and the ViroPharma case

Let us take a moment to think about the role that attorneys can play in creating antitrust problems. Not attorneys at their proper task of counseling business people on how close they can go to the...

College prep test fraudsters target parents, FTC warns

FTC lawyers are happy, antitrust division attorneys are not

Trump's AG pick has pushed for, against big telecom deals for corporate employers