Topic: Federal Trade Commission

Former FTC commissioner Thomas Leary remembered

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of Thomas Leary, a celebrated former member of the Federal Trade Commission, who died on 21 May at the age of 89.

27 May 2021

Divided FTC permits closing of potentially illegal merger

7-Eleven has completed its $21 billion purchase of nearly 3,900 Speedway gas stations and convenience stores despite all four members of the Federal Trade Commission saying it may violate US antitrust law.

17 May 2021

Phillips: Not enough evidence to support calls for stronger presumptions

There is not enough evidence yet to justify proposals to shift the presumption of guilt to large companies accused of violating US antitrust law, Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips has said.

29 April 2021

Gail Levine: the GCR exit interview

Gail Levine – the last of the antitrust holdovers from the Joseph Simons-era at the Federal Trade Commission – departed earlier this month after helping the next administration get situated. The former deputy director of the FTC’s bureau of competition spoke with GCR USA about the need for additional funding and her experience overseeing the agency’s technology and pharmaceutical shops during a pandemic.

26 April 2021

Supreme Court curtails FTC’s ability to seek monetary relief for consumers

The Supreme Court has determined that the Federal Trade Commission does not have the authority to seek restitution or disgorgement under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act.

23 April 2021

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