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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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...