Organisation: Federal Trade Commission (USA)

Wilson: Potential path for narrower non-compete rule

The Federal Trade Commission should have proposed a narrower non-compete rule that falls within the scope of its authority, the agency’s outgoing Republican member has said.

27 February 2023

FTC opens technology office

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a new technology-focused office to help it craft and decipher information requests and design remedies affecting digital markets.

21 February 2023

FTC hears mixed reviews of non-compete ban

Federal Trade Commission leadership heard industry group representatives lambast its proposed non-compete ban during a public forum yesterday, although proponents of the rule said the contractual restrictions had upended their lives.

17 February 2023

House Republicans seek answers from FTC on proposed non-compete ban

The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed ban of non-compete agreements is a naked “power grab” that steps outside of its mandate, a group of House Republicans have said in a letter demanding more detail about how it decided on the proposal.

16 February 2023

Wilson hits out in fiery resignation letter

Republican Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has said she is resigning so as to avoid legitimising what she described as chair Lina Khan’s “disregard for the rule of law".

15 February 2023

Senate moves pharma package forward

The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced five bipartisan bills aiming to promote competition and reduce drug prices in the pharmaceutical industry.

13 February 2023

FTC requests more time to review mergers

The Federal Trade Commission’s majority is asking Congress to extend the amount of time it has to decide whether to issue a second request or challenge a merger in court.

13 February 2023

Practitioners sceptical about “sudden” DOJ policy statement withdrawals

The Department of Justice’s instantaneous revocation of three key policy statements on information exchange has created confusion for companies both in and outside of the healthcare industry, several antitrust practitioners have said.

09 February 2023

Meta/Within ruling clarifies potential competition burdens, experts say

The Federal Trade Commission’s failure to block Meta Platforms/Within Unlimited underlines the legal challenges of proving harm to potential competition, but possibly moves the needle in its favour for future cases, experts have said.

07 February 2023

Meta not incentivised to make own fitness app, court finds

The Federal Trade Commission failed to show that Meta Platforms was likely to enter the virtual reality fitness realm absent its acquisition of Within Unlimited, a California federal judge has ruled.

06 February 2023

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