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Tug of war between antitrust agencies prompts worry

Tensions between the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are increasing, prompting consternation among veteran antitrust practitioners.


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Challenges ahead for Simons after partisan Facebook vote

Even before Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons began a press conference to unveil a record-breaking $5 billion penalty on Facebook as part of a sweeping privacy settlement, the narrative...

Lawmakers pushing bills to curb Internet addiction

Three senators are pushing bills that would empower the Federal Trade Commission to prevent technology companies from using practices that get people hooked on content, while another senator wants...

GateHouse-Gannett deal would reshape newspaper landscape

GateHouse’s $1.4 billion offer to acquire Gannett would create the largest newspaper company — by circulation and number of properties owned — but few of their papers are serious rivals, likely...

Major antitrust probes down as average length rises, Dechert finds

The number of significant antitrust investigations declined during the year ending June 30, but they took longer, according to a report by the law firm Dechert.

Antitrust lawyer Roll finds success writing historical biographies

After a successful career as an antitrust lawyer that included a top leadership post at the Federal Trade Commission, David Roll is having a second act as a non-fiction author.

Neil Averitt commentary: The subtle but bad misuse of the term ‘cost synergies’

The term “cost synergies” is being misused in ways that can distort antitrust analysis, and it should be reined in. The concept of synergy should be reserved for mergers combining different types...

Loot box friends, foes: The FTC will hear you now

Multi-agency crackdown on robocalls spurring settlements

Louisiana real estate appraisers win stay of FTC action

Delrahim extracts e-SIM victory in T-Mobile-Sprint settlement

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