Cookies and cannabis: The Tipline for 2 April 2019

Two companies agreed to spend more than $2 billion on cookies and marijuana yesterday in separate deals, but who are we to judge? Meanwhile, the Federal Trade Commission says a Pennsylvania federal district court shorted the agency three-quarters of a billion in disgorgement in its appeal in the AndroGel litigation. Our coverage of last week continues with FTC commissioner Christine Wilson and lawyer/economist double threat James Cooper insisting that privacy and data are no concern for the competition side of the agency, plus a recap of everything leniency from the American Bar Association’s antitrust spring meeting.

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