Topic: Federal Trade Commission

FTC commissioners call for legislation to cement disgorgement authority

All members of the Federal Trade Commission have urged Congress to act if the Supreme Court strips the agency of its ability to seek monetary relief for consumers under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act.

21 April 2021

Phillips: Interplay between trademark and antitrust law at stake in 1-800 Contacts case

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips has said an appellate court’s decision in the agency’s suit against 1-800 Contacts will provide clarity on the “interplay of antitrust and intellectual property and about the proper mode of analysis for these kinds of cases”.

19 April 2021

Fifth Circuit upholds FTC’s Impax decision

There is substantial evidence to support the Federal Trade Commission’s conclusion that a pay-for-delay settlement between Endo Pharmaceuticals and Impax Laboratories violated federal antitrust law, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled.

14 April 2021

South Carolina hospitals abandon merger following COPA reversal and FTC opposition

South Carolina healthcare provider LifePoint Health has ditched plans to sell three of its hospitals to Prisma Health after a state court said the deal was not immune from antitrust scrutiny and the Federal Trade Commission raised concerns the merger would harm competition.

13 April 2021

Wilson: Resolve Big Tech cases before reforming antitrust laws

Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has said she “would love to see the outcomes” of the antitrust cases against Google, Facebook and e-prescription technology company Surecripts “before we engage in sweeping overhauls and reforms”.

12 April 2021

Phillips encourages FTC study of rules rolled back during covid-19

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips is calling on his agency to analyse the impacts of rules and regulations that state and local governments have retracted amid the covid-19 pandemic.

09 April 2021

Phillips less concerned with identity of companies when reviewing cases

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips has said he is less worried about which entity is the target of enforcement action and “more concerned with conduct the company is undertaking”.

07 April 2021

Supreme Court justices press NCAA about student-athlete compensation

Justices of the Supreme Court have expressed varying concerns about issues related to the compensation of student athletes, questioning the National Collegiate Athletic Association about its operation of a system that has been found to restrain competition for player talent.

01 April 2021

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