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Axon Questions FTC’s Antitrust Powers At Court Hearing

 |  April 2, 2020

Axon Enterprise’s case challenging the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) administrative powers should proceed in federal court to ensure that it gets a “meaningful” review, reported Bloomberg Law. 

Axon, which sued the FTC for violating the company’s due process rights, urged Judge Dominic Lanza of the US District Court for the District of Arizona Wednesday, April 1, to let the case proceed in his court and not in the FTC’s internal administrative court.

Lanza had indicated in a tentative ruling last month that he would likely dismiss Axon’s case because he didn’t consider federal court the proper forum for the proceeding.

According to Axon’s website, they are seeking to protect its Constitutional rights to due process and equal protection under the law and vindicate its acquisition of Vievu, a small, failing body-worn camera company. Axon is also seeking to expose the unfair and unconstitutional procedures and structures employed by the FTC to extract unjustified remedies.

According to Axon, they decided to file the lawsuit after it became clear that the FTC is seeking to deprive Axon of its intellectual property without due process, setting an unprecedented ultimatum that should send a message to the nation’s technology-based industries.

Full Content: Bloomberg

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