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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 enforcers.


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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...

Neil Averitt commentary: FTC’s restitution program collides with legislative history

Trouble is brewing for the Federal Trade Commission’s asserted power to get consumer restitution under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act. Some courts have already held or hinted the claim doesn’t...

Trump administration's economic comments on monopolies part of broader election-year debate

New DOJ-FTC vertical merger guidelines criticized as incomplete, ambiguous

Foreign Cfius-style regimes raising regulatory threat to deals

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