US: FCC and FTC agree to collaborate on monitoring Open Internet

US: FCC and FTC agree to collaborate on monitoring Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have drafted a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on how they will divvy up enforcement of internet service providers’ (ISPs) promises and disclosures about their business practices and network management practices after the FCC eliminates most network neutrality rules. After the rule rollback becomes official—it is […]

US: FTC weighs probe into TripAdvisor’s deleted reviews

US: FTC weighs probe into TripAdvisor’s deleted reviews

TripAdvisor could be in hot water with federal regulators over its decision to delete negative reviews on its site, according to news in USA Today on Wednesday, November 22. Following an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may launch a probe into TripAdvisor over claims the site deleted negative travel […]

US: FTC and Uber join forces to stop new Seattle law

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is siding with Uber Technologies in a fight to block a Seattle law that would allow ride-hailing drivers to collectively bargain. In an amicus brief, the FTC and the US Justice Department told the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that a federal trial judge’s ruling that upheld […]

US: FTC judge rules against 1-800 Contacts in antitrust suit

US: FTC judge rules against 1-800 Contacts in antitrust suit

A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) judge has ruled against the online seller 1-800 Contacts, which the agency accused of hammering out deals with rivals that made it harder for consumers to comparison shop, the agency said on Monday. The FTC accused the company of reaching agreements with 14 other online contact lens retailers which required […]

Trump’s FTC Pick Known for ‘Energetic’ Antitrust Enforcement

Posted by Bloomberg Trump’s FTC Pick Known for ‘Energetic’ Antitrust Enforcement By Alexei Alexis Joseph Simons, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Trade Commission, might be more inclined than the agency’s acting chief to pursue enforcement against big firms like Qualcomm Inc., antitrust lawyers told Bloomberg Law. Simons is most likely to differ […]

US: Phillips, Chopra tapped to fill remaining FTC seats

US: Phillips, Chopra tapped to fill remaining FTC seats

President Donald Trump will nominate Noah Phillips, chief counsel for Sen. John Cornyn, to serve on the Federal Trade Commission, according to White House spokeswoman Natalie Strom. Noah Phillips, who graduated from Stanford Law School in 2005, is chief counsel for US Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican. He is also a veteran of the […]

US: Sprint and T-Mobile aim to merge without giving up assets

US: Sprint and T-Mobile aim to merge without giving up assets

With Sprint majority owner SoftBank reportedly making the decision to move forward on a merger with T-Mobile, Reuters learned from confidential sources that both carriers plan on completing the transaction without selling any assets. That is important as far as the deal goes because part of the attraction for T-Mobile is combining its low-frequency spectrum […]

US: Rite Aid stock rises on FTC fix proposal

US: Rite Aid stock rises on FTC fix proposal

  Walgreens Boots Alliance is set to revise its agreement to buy some Rite Aid stores, a move that may be enough for the drugstore chain operator to resolve outstanding antitrust concerns, Bloomberg reported. Rite Aid’s shares were up 8.4% at US$2.85 before the bell on Monday, September 18. Walgreens is in final stage of […]

US: Edith Ramirez, Former FTC Chair, tapped by Hogan Lovells

US: Edith Ramirez, Former FTC Chair, tapped by Hogan Lovells

Former Federal Trade Commission chair Edith Ramirez has joined Hogan Lovells as co-head of the firm’s antitrust, competition and economic regulation practice. Ramirez, who will split her time between Hogan Lovells’ offices in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, will jointly lead the 135-lawyer department alongside London antitrust partner Suyong Kim. She will also play an […]

US: Linde, Praxair get another antitrust request from FTC

US: Linde, Praxair get another antitrust request from FTC

Linde and Praxair said late on Monday, August 28, they were responding to a second request from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding their planned US$74 billion merger and were in a pre-notification phase with the European Commission. The German and US industrial gases groups said in a US regulatory filing they still expected […]

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