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DOJ and FTC To Focus On Antitrust and Consumer Protection Violations Relating to Coronavirus

Published: 13 Mar 2020 Average Rating: unrated Print
 

Author: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP - Thomas Dillickrath and Nadezhda Nikonova

The rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation is impacting local and global companies, disrupting supply chains, creating volatility in the stock market, and causing great concern in local communities. As part of the federal government's response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have announced that they will use their competition and consumer protection enforcement powers to go after offenders taking advantage of the concerns triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

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