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FTC Alleges Facebook Resorted to Illegal Buy-or-Bury Scheme to Crush Competition After String of Failed Attempts to Innovate

Today, the Federal Trade Commission filed an amended complaint against Facebook in the agency’s ongoing federal antitrust case.

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New Dialing Instructions for Public Access in the Illumina/GRAIL Administrative Trial

Beginning on Monday September 20, there are new dialing instructions for members of the public seeking access to the Administrative Trial in the FTC Matter of Illumina/GRAIL , Docket No. 9401. The public can access the proceeding via telephone conference, as follows: (US-Toll-Free): +1 646 876 9923...
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Federal Trade Commission Withdraws Vertical Merger Guidelines and Commentary

The Federal Trade Commission voted to withdraw its approval of the Vertical Merger Guidelines, issued jointly with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FTC’s Vertical Merger Commentary. The guidance documents, which were published in 2020, include unsound economic theories that are unsupported...
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FTC Opens Rulemaking Petition Process, Promoting Public Participation and Accountability

At an open Commission meeting today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to make significant changes to enhance public participation the agency’s rulemaking, a significant step to increase public participation and accountability around the work of the FTC. The Commission approved a series of changes...
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FTC Staff Presents Report on Nearly a Decade of Unreported Acquisitions by the Biggest Technology Companies

At an open Commission meeting today, the Federal Trade Commission staff presented findings from its inquiry into past acquisitions by the largest technology platforms’ that did not require reporting to antitrust authorities at the FTC and the Department of Justice. Launched in February 2020 , the...

Coming Events

Sep 17

Hearing Before Administrative Law Judge: In re Illumina, Inc., et al.

Hearing In the Matter of In re Illumina, Inc., et al., Docket No. 9401.  All proceedings are VIRTUAL and Open to the Public..Dial-in Number: 877-226-8189Access Code: 4302283
Sep 30

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Delaware

You're invited to a free, one-hour webinar: Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Delawareon September 30 at 2:00 PM ET. Here's what's on the agenda:
Nov 4
District Of Columbia

Fourteenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University will host the 14th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 4 and 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the...

Past Events

Sep 15

Open Commission Meeting – September 15, 2021

Agenda items: Proposed Policy Statement on Privacy Breaches by Health Apps and Connected Devices, Non-HSR Reported Acquisitions by Select Technology Platforms, 2010-2019: An FTC Study, Proposed Revisions to FTC Procedural Rules Concerning Petitions for Rulemaking, and Proposed...
Sep 15

Hearing Before Administrative Law Judge: In re Illumina, Inc., et al.

Hearing In the Matter of In re Illumina, Inc., et al., Docket No. 9401.  All proceedings are VIRTUAL and Open to the Public..Dial-in Number: 877-226-8189Access Code: 4302283
Sep 14

Hearing Before Administrative Law Judge: In re Illumina, Inc., et al.

Hearing In the Matter of In re Illumina, Inc., et al., Docket No. 9401.  All proceedings are VIRTUAL and Open to the Public..Dial-in Number: 877-226-8189Access Code: 4302283