Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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Split over merger guidelines not shocking, part of long FTC history

Federal Trade Commission chairmen try for unanimity on big cases and policy statements. But the agency’s partisan divide on new vertical merger guidelines is symptomatic of the broader ideological...

Bracing for a showdown? US companies in path of emerging UK watchdog

The United Kingdom’s five-year-old antitrust regulator doesn’t currently review deals where the European Commission has taken an interest, but with Brexit happening later this month, the...

CCPA 101: Fundamentals of the new privacy law

The Federal Trade Commission is no longer the only privacy cop on the beat. The agency now has help from the California Attorney General’s Office, which has been tasked with policing privacy rights...

Equifax, University of Phoenix, robocall cases linger

Compensating customers harmed by an Equifax data breach and by private education firm University of Phoenix are two of the higher-profile consumer protection actions the Federal Trade Commission...

FTC eyes non-competes as scholars, lawyers talk fixes

The panelists told the same story with different characters — nurses, doctors, chefs, janitors and even CEOs — all forbidden from working for a competing firm because of non-compete clauses in...

NBA’s Stern shaped sports antitrust laws

Late National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern was the lead lawyer in a case that changed the way antitrust law is applied to the game.