Political gridlock could prevent FTC from getting disgorgement powers

Congressional backers of giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers to recover ill-gotten gains will need a host of skills. But the most important one may be ensuring they can count to 60.

Neill Averitt

Protecting businesses from telemarketing scams

The Federal Trade Commission has long protected individual consumers from scams, but now it’s devoting more attention to scams that target businesses. This reflects a fundamental broadening of the agency’s sense of its mission.

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States to press forward in merger challenges despite stinging T-Mobile-Sprint loss

A federal court ruling rejecting states’ challenge to the T-Mobile-Sprint merger didn't diminish the fierce debate over their role in reviewing deals that have won the approval of federal antitrust...

FTC continues to feel ripple effects from defeat in LabMD case

It’s difficult to identify a data-security case in recent years that has brought more consternation to the Federal Trade Commission than one involving a medical laboratory in Georgia called LabMD.

Lawmakers might expand FTC role in policing online ticket sales

A House subcommittee laid the groundwork for legislation that would increase the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to go after deceptive practices in online ticket sales.

DOJ flexes antitrust muscles from Truman to Ford

President Harry Truman had big shoes to fill when he took office after the sudden death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On the antitrust front, Truman slowly built on his predecessor’s legacy.

Douglas Ginsburg to receive major antitrust honor

US Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg, one of the giants of antitrust law, will receive the Department of Justice’s John Sherman Award.

As cryptofraud rises, FTC to aid cheated consumers

A guilty plea last month in a crypto Ponzi scheme illustrates how scams involving digital currencies can cross borders, affecting consumers in the US and abroad. But as more cases of cryptofraud...