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The FCC once again has come up short in its attempt to regulate broadband Internet service providers, but the decision last week by a divided panel of federal appellate judges in some ways also strengthened the agency's hand—and sets the stage for a potentially epic showdown over new rules.
Regulators released the massive rule barring banks from making short-term proprietary trades, while exempting certain activities including market-making, on Tuesday. Given the rule's scope and magnitude, lawyers warn that legal challenges are practically inevitable.
Scores of megacorporations from Apple Inc. to Toyota Motor Corp. are flocking to the hottest new forum for intellectual property fights: the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Invoking a powerful new provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that bars reckless manipulative conduct, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Wednesday it had reached a $100 million settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over massive trading losses by the so-called London Whale.
Essential versus nonessential. For millions of federal workers, it's a critical distinction, and one that agency inspectors general are likely to take a close look at once the government shutdown ends.
When the merger was first announced in February, many anticipated it would be approved, largely because the DOJ had already signed off on combinations involving Delta and Northwest and United and Continental. But those earlier consolidations complicated things for the current merger.
The draft five-year strategic plan is similar to the one released for 2009 to 2014, except the 2009 plan gave enforcement somewhat more prominence, with the FTC saying it aimed "to file large, difficult, or precedent-setting cases where appropriate." The draft 2014 plan sounds slightly less ambitious.
A Brooklyn attorney already under suspension for lying to the FBI in a political corruption case is now accused of charging thousands of consumers illegal advance fees, leaving some of them in even worse financial straits.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice on April 30 released their annual antitrust report, showing a slight decline in the number of mergers reviewed by the government last year but a jump in enforcement actions by the FTC.
The Federal Election Commission has agreed to continue a long-standing reporting exemption for the party's supporters - all 118 of them - who gave money in 2012.
The suits allege that agents "routinely disregard basic constitutional protections and the human rights of immigrants and U.S. citizens," as well as overstepping the boundaries of their authority.