Trade Regulation Talk is a blog on antitrust, consumer protection, franchising, advertising, privacy, and civil RICO law. John W. Arden, the author of this blog is the Executive Director for the CCH Trade Regulation group of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a leading provider of researcher information and workflow solutions in antitrust and trade regulation, as well as other key specialty issues.
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This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.The U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has refused to set aside or correct a sentence imposed on an administrator in a Michigan public school district who pleaded guilty to charges arising from the Justice...
This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.Antitrust claims against “Beatport”—an online marketplace that catered to consumers and producers of “Electronic Dance Music”—and a related “Beta” nightclub were adequately alleged, the federal district court in Denver...
This posting was written by Cheryl Beise, Editor of CCH Guide to Computer Law.The 47-member Council of Europe (COE) announced on March 15 the adoption of a four-year Internet Governance Strategy to promote the universality, integrity, and openness of the Internet while protecting users’ rights.The...
This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.Federal legislative proposals that would have repealed the antitrust exemption enjoyed by freight railroads and would have permitted the U.S. Department of Justice to sue Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries...
This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.In testimony before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government on March 5, the FTC summarized the agency's Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget request and described its ongoing...
This posting was written by John W. Arden.An Internet and telephone-based advertising service for skydiving customers (Skyride) was properly held liable for trademark infringement, cybersquatting, and false advertising against a skydiving center (Skydive Arizona, Inc.), justifying a total award of...
This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.The FTC will allow Western Digital Corporation’s proposed acquisition of Viviti Technologies Ltd., formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, to proceed, subject to divesture of selected Hitachi Global...
This posting was written by Mark Engstrom, Editor of CCH RICO Business Disputes Guide.A federal district court improperly dismissed RICO claims that seven couples brought against an adoption agency and its principals, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled. The defendants allegedly...
This posting was written by Darius Sturmer, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.For the 12th year in a row, identity theft complaints topped the FTC’s list of top consumer complaints received by the agency. The FTC released the list of complaints entered into its Consumer Sentinel database over...
This posting was written by Darius Sturmer, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.A computer software company, Adobe Systems Inc., could have unlawfully monopolized the market for professional graphic illustration software by acquiring a popular software program (FreeHand), effectively removing...