Temple Law alumnus Carl Hittinger discusses the positions of the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice as calls for antitrust investigations into “Big Tech” companies escalate. The agencies, which share civil antitrust enforcement authority, reportedly are tussling over the right to investigate social media, online retail, search engine, and app store companies, raising the possibility of wasted resources, duplicative investigations, inconsistent positions, and confusion.
Third Circuit Judge Dolores K. Sloviter retired in 2016, leaving behind a remarkable legacy. As a member of the bench for nearly 40 years, Judge Sloviter’s contribution to the Third Circuit’s jurisprudence bridges the expanse of the Court’s jurisdiction. Ranking these contributions would prove difficult. At the top of any list, however, would be Judge
Harold Kohn, the Philadelphia lawyer who was the architect of the modern-day class action, will be honored in memoriam this fall at Temple Law. On October 9, to mark what would have been Kohn’s 100th birthday, Temple will host a lecture sponsored by Kohn’s eponymous chaired professorship, and delivered by Delaware Chief Justice Leo E.
Increasingly, online merchants, together with brick-and-mortar sellers and data intermediaries, are knitting together mass data collection, the interconnective power of the “Internet of Things” and automated algorithmic pricing and selling with their existing retailing and supply-chain businesses. The result of this coordination is that traditional sales functions such as competitive intelligence gathering and pricing are