Greensboro residents look to a future without Lorillard

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent decision to permit tobacco manufacturer Reynolds American to purchase its arch-rival, Lorillard, in a $27 billion acquisition has drawn mixed reactions among the local residents of this medium-sized city located amid the rolling hills of North Carolina’s Piedmont plateau.

The positive news, from the perspective of local civic leaders, is that most workers at the Lorillard facilities in Greensboro, formerly the company’s corporate headquarters, will remain …

FTC’s win on Sysco could spell trouble for Staples deal

Following Sysco’s decision to abandon its $3.4 billion merger with US Foods after a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction to temporarily block the deal, antitrust lawyers speculate that the …

Illegal campaign contributions linked to Senators Reid, Lee

The Utah Internet entrepreneur at the center of a Federal Trade Commission consumer protection case is facing charges from the Federal Election Commission that he made illegal campaign contributions to …

After years of distrust, DOJ, FCC collaborating in new ways

When the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission delivered a one-two punch that led to the demise of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, it marked …

Publishers could be liable for deceptive native advertising

Publishers jumping into the business of creating advertisements may essentially be taking on the role of an ad agency and could face Federal Trade Commission charges for engaging in deceptive …

Hotel booking tactics draw congressional, activist wrath

With vacation season around the corner and holiday plans high on the minds of consumers, several groups are calling out the Federal Trade Commission for what they call its failure …

Neil Averitt commentary: Antitrust enforcement as an act of governance

Antitrust has long thought of itself as one of the more academic corners of the law, but it would profit from starting to think of itself as a branch of …