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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ABA gathering comes amid big tests for antitrust enforcers

This year’s spring meeting of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section at the commodious Marriott Marquis hotel attracted nearly the same number as last year, when about 3,300 attended....

LabMD, Shire defeats spark criticisms of FTC’s case selection

After the Federal Trade Commission suffered recent losses in court, some practitioners and advocates are questioning the agency’s case-selection process.

Kids’ online privacy reform driven by lax enforcement, advocates say

Jeffrey Chester, a champion of children’s privacy rights who helped spearhead enactment of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act in 1998 and its expansion in 2012, says the Federal Trade...

With crackdown on deceptive ads, FTC shows no signs of let-up

If you make illegitimate claims about legitimate products, the Federal Trade Commission will go after you.

Privacy, promises and some progress

As Congress grapples with privacy legislation, members of the Federal Trade Commission used the American Bar Association’s antitrust spring meeting and other recent opportunities to flesh out views...

Winding regulatory path emerges for smart cars

Connected cars are becoming smarter. They’re collecting more personal information from drivers using an array of sensors, from how much gas they use to how fast they travel. The trendy eatery where...