FTC Uses AMG Anniversary to Push for a Bipartisan 13(b) Legislative Fix

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During the Federal Trade Commission’s April 28 open meeting, Commissioners utilized the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. FTC to highlight the implications of the ruling that gutted their enforcement authority under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act. Commissioners called yet again for a legislative fix and were encouraged by public remarks from a counsel to Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA), who delivered an update from the chair that she hope[d] to have a bipartisan solution soon” – whether that solution can get over the line remains far from certain.