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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in FTC v. AMG, 910 F.3d 417 (9th Cir. 2018), cert. granted, No. 19-508. As a matter of full disclosure, I served as trial and appellate counsel in FTC v. Credit Bureau Center, LLC, 937 F.3d 964 (7th Cir. 2019), a companion case to AMG which will be decided after a decision by the ...

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This short article is to give a small firm practitioner’s view of the FTC’s abuse of Section 13(b) of the FTC Act (the “Act”). The Supreme Court will hold oral argument on the issue in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. FTC, No. 19-508, 2020 U.S. LEXIS 5378 (2020).

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Consider the following: You go into business with a partner 50:50, work really hard and build your business. After five years, you find yourself unable to get your company to the next level because your partner does not want to grow any further or refuses to invest in a growth plan. When you formed the partnership, your lawyer did not ...

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Trade secrets are often the life blood of a company and the competitive advantage of a trade secret determines whether a business lives, dies, or becomes the next Google or Uber. While everyone thinks of Apple, Coca Cola or Uber as the great concepts of our time, these companies grew primarily as a result of aggressive product development, cutting edge ...

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We have been witnessing a feeding frenzy in Congress over Planned Parenthood. Some Republican politicians have pledged to defund Planned Parenthood as other Republicans introduce bills in Congress to accomplish this goal. On the flip side, we have heard people on the far left defend Planned Parenthood with the same blind frenzy even though the videotapes distributed by a group ...

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