Topic: Federal Trade Commission

FTC: Pesticide manufacturers used “loyalty” programmes to maintain monopolies

Syngenta and Corteva illegally thwarted competition for generic forms of their pesticides through anticompetitive rebates, the Federal Trade Commission and 10 states have alleged.

29 September 2022

Bedoya: Robinson-Patman is here to stay

The Federal Trade Commission should look to fairness, not efficiency, to better protect small businesses and consumers with antitrust enforcement, the agency’s newest commissioner has said.

23 September 2022

GOP senators rail against Khan’s FTC

Republican senators have used an oversight hearing to pointedly grill Federal Trade Commission leadership on topics ranging from slumping morale to the agency’s “inconsistent” use of market definitions.

21 September 2022

Khan promises reactivation of Section 5

The Federal Trade Commission is ready to issue a new statement defining what conduct qualifies as an unfair method of competition, agency chair Lina Khan has said.

20 September 2022

Antitrust Division says district court was wrong in states’ Meta case

The Department of Justice has appeared before a federal appellate court to criticise aspects of a lower court's dismissal of claims from a coalition of states accusing Meta Platforms of acquiring its competition to enshrine its social networking monopoly.

20 September 2022

ALJ finds Illumina/Grail foreclosure concerns unfounded

Illumina is unlikely to try to harm Grail’s rivals because doing so would damage the company’s reputation, the Federal Trade Commission’s administrative law judge has ruled.

13 September 2022

Meta denied access to FTC studies

Meta Platforms cannot view internal Federal Trade Commission analyses related to the social media giant’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, a federal judge has ruled.

08 September 2022

Illumina beats FTC before ALJ

Illumina’s proposed acquisition of cancer-screening company Grail would not violate US antitrust law, the Federal Trade Commission’s administrative law judge has ruled.

02 September 2022

FTC Dems streamline subpoena process

Federal Trade Commission staff now only need the approval of a single commissioner to issue administrative subpoenas when probing coordination and mergers that do not meet filing thresholds.

31 August 2022

US antitrust agencies intervene in energy transmission regulation

The answer to increased demands for electricity production is not to stifle competition with market entry barriers, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have told the national energy regulator.

19 August 2022

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