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In tackling high drug prices, FTC shows partisan split

Combating unreasonable, unilateral drug price hikes is a big talking point on the presidential campaign trail. But when lawmakers asked the Federal Trade Commission about whether it could help, the commissioners — on a 3-2 party-line vote — said the agency lacks the authority.  


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T-Mobile-Sprint deal shows dysfunction, politicization of US antitrust reviews

T-Mobile’s proposed acquisition of Sprint shines a harsh light on the dysfunction and politicization that is shaping the government’s analysis of important mergers, antitrust lawyers say.

Equifax to pay at least $575 million to FTC, others for data breach

Equifax has agreed to pay between $575 million and $700 million as part of a proposed settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 50 US states and...

YouTube settles over children's privacy abuses

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Google after investigating YouTube for violating a federal privacy law protecting children, according to news reports.

Stevens was main architect of high court antitrust jurisprudence during tenure

Late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens pushed for strong, though sometimes restrained, antitrust enforcement during his time as a lawyer and jurist.

FTC seen as AWOL on fighting deceptive hotel room rates

When Attorney General Karl Racine of the District of Columbia announced a lawsuit against Marriott for posting allegedly deceptive room rates, the Federal Trade Commission, which has warned hotels...

Neil Averitt commentary: Honing the definition of privacy law

Privacy law has reached the awkward years of adolescence. It now offers several specific enforcement programs and boasts a great number of cases, but not yet a clear overall sense of what defines...

Uptick in ‘second requests’ marks first half of 2019

Alford exiting DOJ to return to academia

Debate intensifies over repair restrictions

DOJ's Qualcomm brief widens interagency rift with FTC

Facebook's reported $5 billion settlement spurs dissent, criticism

DOJ continues to shy away from making companies the villain

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