Trial began on last week for a deceptive advertising suit against DirecTV in which the FTC’s opening statements asked the Court to award $3.95 in damages to consumers.
On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Kokesh v. SEC, No. 16-529, holding that disgorgement claims must be commenced within five years of the claims’ accrual because such claims operate as penalties.
In late October, the FTC and Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued guidance for human resources (“HR”) professionals regarding the applicability of antitrust law to hiring and compensation decisions. According to the FTC, “HR professionals are often in the best position to ensure their companies’ hiring practices comply with the law and this guidance will help […]