Analysis

What's Next For FTC's Case Against Facebook?

By Bryan Koenig (January 14, 2022, 2:22 PM EST) -- A D.C. federal court ruling permitting the Federal Trade Commission to pursue its challenge to Facebook's years-old purchases of WhatsApp and Instagram is only the beginning of what's likely to be a long road for the litigation.

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg narrowed the issues in the case, spelling out the basic parameters for discovery. But the truly hard part is still ahead for the FTC, which ultimately must make a convincing case that Facebook really does have market power and has used it to stifle competition.

Law360 spoke to antitrust attorneys about what to expect after Judge Boasberg said...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!