Agency Jurisdiction in the Wake of the Ninth Circuit's FTC v. AT&T Mobility Decision
1 PM EDT
In late August 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that "common carriers" are exempt from FTC jurisdiction based on their status as common carriers, even for activities that are not common carrier services regulated by the FCC or other agencies. AT&T's court victory had the immediate effect of helping the carrier avoid punishment for throttling the Internet connections of customers with unlimited data plans. But the decision could also have a long-term impact on the FTC's ability to enforce consumer protection laws. Our panel of experts will discuss the decision, its implications, and the current scope of the FTC's jurisdiction.
FREE: Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, Students
$25 Other Non-Members
Explore Section benefits or call 1-800-285-2221 to join. Code RAT14IP25. For this and all upcoming events visit http://ambar.org/atevents.
The ABA is not seeking CLE credit for this program.
Provided all releases are obtained, MP3 recordings of this program will be available to Section members on the Committee Program Audio page.