Common carriers beyond FTC’s reach, 9th Circuit says

Early last week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dropped a bomb on the FTC when it held that all common carriers are exempt from the FTC’s jurisdiction, even if those common carriers are engaged in “non-common carrier” activities.  The Ninth Circuit’s decision in FTC v. AT&T Mobility LLC firmly rejected the FTC’s prior interpretation […]

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill to step down at end of March

On March 31, 2016, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will step down from her post at the FTC, the FTC has said in a press release.  FTC Commissioner Brill joins FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright as the second recent departure from the FTC.  Brill has said that as of April 1, 2016, she will be joining the […]