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United States: FTC And DOJ Jointly Issue Vertical Merger Antitrust Guidelines - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice this week announced the final version of their first jointly-issued Vertical Mergers Guidelines (the "Guidelines").
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Justices grant new cases, send Indiana abortion cases back for a new look

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference yesterday. The justices granted five new cases, for a total of four additional hours of argument. The biggest news from the order list was the announcement (which I covered in a separate post) that the court will weigh in on whether the Department of Justice must disclose secret materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to the House Judiciary Committee. The remaining new cases, which are likely...
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Brand Moves for Thursday July 2

Eighteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand move...
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Relists Return

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. After a couple of weeks with no new relists, the Supreme Court is back this week with a vengeance. The court has scheduled an impromptu conference for Wednesday, July 1. In most years, an impromptu conference scheduled for the last week of June would be the mop-up conference for the entire term in which all outstanding business for the term is resolved. But the court still has enough outstanding opinions in argued cases that things may continue for a while y...
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Eldorado Resorts Announces FTC Clearance for Pending Merger With Caesars

Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI) ("Eldorado," "Eldorado Resorts" or the "Company") announced today that the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") has accepted a proposed consent order, which concludes the FTC's Hart-Scott-Rodino review of Eldorado's pending merger (the "Merger") with Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) ("Caesars"). The FTC's acceptance of the consent order satisfies all required antitrust clearances for the Merger.
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Opinion analysis: Court strikes down restrictions on removal of CFPB director but leaves bureau in place

In response to the 2008 financial crisis, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency with approximately 1,500 employees that tackles everything from payday loans to financial literacy programs and helping consumers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The director of the CFPB, Kathy Kraninger, was appointed by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate in December 2018 to serve a five-year term. Under the law that created the CFPB, Kraninger can be removed fro...
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United States: FTC Proposes New "Made In USA" Rule - Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

The Federal Trade Commission announced that it issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to create a new "Made in USA Labeling" rule. The proposed rule, ...
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Barr’s Interest in Google Antitrust Case Keeps It Moving Swiftly

Attorney General William Barr’s attention to the Justice Department investigation shows the high stakes for the agency and for him.
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Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the court issued one decision, in Liu v. Securities and Exchange Commission, holding 8-1 that the SEC can seek disgorgement of profits as a remedy in court for violating the securities fraud laws if the amount does not exceed the wrongdoer’s net profit and is awarded for the victims. Ronald Mann analyzes the opinion for this blog. Adam Liptak reports for The New York Times that the ruling “preserv[es] a tool that has allowed [the SEC] to recover billions of dollars[, b]ut the justices ...
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Online Scams That Target Small Businesses: How to Detect and Avoid

With the coronavirus causing major disruption to most industries and the global economy, many small businesses are struggling to stay open. Unfortunately, this precarious position makes them more susceptible to scammers who took advantage of this vulnerability. If you own a small business, here are the latest scams that you should watch out for and some extra tips on how to avoid them. Recruiter Scam Many small business owners are independent contractors or freelancers who must often search fo...
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The Trump Administration Paid Millions for Test Tubes — and Got Unusable Mini Soda Bottles

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Since May, the Trump administration has paid a fledgling Texas company $7.3 million for test tubes needed in tracking the spread of the coronavirus nationwide. But, instead of the standard vials, Fillakit LLC has supplied plastic tubes made for bottling soda, which state health officials say are unusable. Th...
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Zynn, the TikTok clone accused of stealing content, was removed from both iOS and Android app stores

Zynn is a video-sharing app that looks and works incredibly similar to TikTok. It quickly rose in popularity in May to claim the top spot in US Android and iOS app stores. However, the app had some issues right away: Many of the videos on Zynn appear to be ripped from creators without their permission. Critics have also accused it of operating as a pyramid scheme, since users are paid for watching content and encouraging their friends to join the app. After Zynn was removed from the Google Pla...
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Shady TikTok clone Zynn finally removed from the App Store

Zynn, the TikTok clone that shot to the top of the app store charts in late May, was pulled from Apple’s App Store on Monday. The controversial app had already been removed from the Google Play store, following a series of complaints from influencers who claimed Zynn had uploaded content they had published elsewhere without their permission. Others also said they found profiles of themselves on Zynn even though they had never signed up, Wired reported earlier this month. Though Google at the tim...
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Republican FCC Commissioner Has 'Deep Reservations' on Whether Trump's Social Media Order Is Bullshit

Donald Trump’s ridiculous and likely unenforceable executive order demanding the Federal Communications Commission begin punishing internet companies insufficiently subservient to conservatives is drawing skepticism from his own side.Read more...
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Reports: Amazon Business Practices Under Scrutiny By California, Washington

NEW YORK (AP) — State officials in California and Washington are reviewing Amazon’s business practices to determine whether the company is violating any laws with respect to the independent merchants that sell goods on its site, according to published reports. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that California is examining the retail giant’s business practices, focusing partly on how Amazon treats independent sellers on its platform. Also on Friday, The New York Times reported that state in...
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Amazon Said to Be Under Scrutiny in 2 States for Abuse of Power

Inquiries in California and Washington are a sign that the scrutiny of the tech giant continues to intensify.
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What Credit Score for a Business Loan Do I Need?

When it comes time to qualify for a business loan, your credit score is one of the top factors that lenders consider. We answer several frequently asked questions (FAQ) about your credit score for a business loan, below. What is Considered a Good Credit Score? A good personal score to get a business loan is 720 and above. A good business credit score is 80 or above. Keep in mind, the various credit bureaus may have different scoring systems. Every lender chooses its own standards. So there ma...
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Google filed a motion to dismiss a New Mexico lawsuit that says the company's educational tools broke children's privacy laws

In February, New Mexico's attorney general sued Google over allegations it is breaking privacy law by collecting personal data of children using its Google Education tools. Google has filed a motion to dismiss, seen by Insider, arguing that it follows US. law in gaining parental consent when schools are using G Suite for Education tools. The lawsuit said Google Education tools are "spying" on families. New Mexico AG Hector Balderas accused Google of saving passwords, browser history. Visit B...
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Who’s allowed to track my kids online?

For two decades children’s digital privacy in the United States has been regulated by a national law: the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The law limits how companies can collect data on children under 13 years old. If website operators don’t properly adhere to the rules outlined in the act, they could face massive fines. In September, the Federal Trade Commission announced a record-breaking penalty against YouTube, in which the Google-owned service agreed to pay $170 million to settle...
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When does the House of Representatives Have Standing to Sue?: What to Expect from the D.C. Circuit En Banc Argument in McGahn and Mnuchin

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sat en banc to hear argument in a pair of cases concerning when the House (or one of its committees) has Article III standing to seek relief in federal court.   The three-hour telephonic argument can be heard here .   The argument covered two very different cases.   In the first case, House Committee on the Judiciary v. McGahn, No. 19-5331, the House Judiciary Committee has sued Don McGahn to require him to comp...
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The Secret, Absurd World Of Coronavirus Mask Traders And Middlemen Trying To Get Rich Off Government Money

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It was 10 p.m. on a Tuesday, and I was watching footage of secret stockpiles of N95 masks, so-called proof-of-life videos sent to me by strangers, when Tim, the juicer salesman, called. “My name is Tim, and I heard you’re looking into VPL,” the man said in a squeaky, nervous timbre. “I distanced myself from ...
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Father of School Shooting Victim Takes On Smith & Wesson

A complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by a parent and two advocacy groups says the company “attracts, encourages and facilitates mass shooters.”
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YouTube is 15 years old. Here's a timeline of how YouTube was founded, its rise to video behemoth, and its biggest controversies along way (GOOG)

YouTube has more than 2 billion monthly users visiting the video-sharing platform for their favorite vlogs, music videos, sports highlights, and more. It's been 15 years since YouTube's website launched to the public in May 2005. YouTube was founded earlier that year by three early PayPal employees. Since then, it's become the most popular free video-sharing platform in the world. Take a look at the history of YouTube, from its start as a failed video-dating website to a powerhouse platform th...
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U.S. senators urge probe of TikTok on children's privacy

Four U.S. senators, including a China hawk, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree protecting children's privacy.
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Investigation into TikTok as risk to U.S. children's privacy urged by 4 U.S. senators

Four U.S. senators today urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate claims that the very popular video app TikTok, which is owned by a company tied to China's military and government, violated a consent decree to protect children's privacy. From Reuters: In their letter, lawmakers noted a report by the Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others saying that Chinese-owned TikTok had failed to take down videos made by children under age 13 as it agre...
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"Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump’s tweets behind a warning that it 'glorifies violence,' further escalating the social media company’s row with the US president."

"The US president’s tweet, posted on Thursday night Washington time, warned people in Minneapolis protesting against the killing of a black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer that he would send the military to intervene if there was 'any difficulty.' 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts,' Trump wrote, apparently quoting the former Miami police chief Walter Headley, who in December 1967 promised violent reprisals to protests over stop-and-frisk tactics. Two hours later, Twitter...
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Senators call for FTC investigation into Instacart tip baiting after CNN Business report

Four Democratic senators are calling for federal regulators to investigate the controversial practice of a Federal Trade Commission investigation into "tip baiting" on grocery delivery app Instacart following a report from CNN Business.
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Trump's Executive Order on Social Media Is the Worst Kind of Bullshit

On Thursday, Donald Trump escalated his inane, frothing, and mostly one-sided feud with Twitter and other social media companies he has accused of silencing right-wing voices online to a dangerous, legally questionable new level.Read more...
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What To Make Of Trump’s Executive Order On Social Media

The President’s multi-day war with Twitter finally came to a peak. President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that would allow his administration to punish websites it doesn’t like for allegedly censoring speech that the government supports. But beyond all the bark and relative lack of bite that’s become the signature attribute of Trump’s executive orders, today’s effort will allow him to continue to play the victim of big tech. Below are five points to help understand the order an...
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