Fingers crossed: The Tipline for 31 January 2023

Judge Edward Davila is no stranger to high-profile cases. The California federal judge previously sentenced a Las Vegas couple to nearly two decades in prison for their role in a scheme to extort Wendy’s for millions by planting a severed finger in their own chilli. The Federal Trade Commission and Meta/Within are also in a spicy situation today as Judge Davila has promised a ruling on the proposed virtual reality tie-up by the close of business. Also in Tipline, Goodwin Procter boosts its practice in Washington, DC, and a former FTC chair challenges Lina Khan’s agenda.

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