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...

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