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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Stunning loss of Privacy Shield sends lawyers scrambling

Four years ago, privacy practitioners confidently predicted the EU-US Privacy Shield would survive the inevitable legal challenge mounted by activists, who said it fell short of providing ample...

Biden looks left for views on antitrust issues

Though presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had a center-left record on legal issues during his Senate career, some of his party's more liberal voices have been influencing his...

Smith gets friendly reception at Senate hearing, but no promises

Senators praised the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to clamp down on fraud during the coronavirus pandemic, but made no promises about beefing up the agency's enforcement powers.

FTC continues crusade against fraud targeting African Americans, Latinos

Monica Vaca of the Federal Trade Commission recalls four years ago when Congress asked for a report on the agency's efforts to combat fraud in African American and Latino communities. "It was kind...

Meet the FTC's newest ally: the American Influencer Council

Social media influencers are taking on Washington, DC, and their first stop is the Federal Trade Commission.

Feds kick robocall fight up a notch

Stopping robocalls remains a top priority for the Federal Trade Commission, an agency official told a Senate committee last week.