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FTC Sends Warning Letters To Companies Over Warranty Claims
Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") sent warning letters to six (6) major companies that market and sell automobiles, cellular devices, and video gaming systems
United States
23 Apr 2018
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"Pact" Health App Breaks Pact, Settles With FTC
The Pact app is premised on paying members that complete health-related weekly "pacts" with funds generated by users that fail to do so.
United States
6 Oct 2017
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Influencers And Advertisers Warned By FTC Over Instagram Posts
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it sent more than 90 letters to social media influencers and advertisers, reiterating the need for influencers to "clearly and conspicuously" disclose their relationships with brands in social media posts.
United States
24 Apr 2017
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Independent Health Care Providers Beware – FTC Actions Against Group Contracting Efforts Continue
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently charged a Puerto Rico ophthalmologist cooperative with organizing a group boycott of a health plan in violation of section 5 of the FTC Act.
United States
4 Mar 2017
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Individual Investors Pay Civil Penalties For Failing To Report Acquisitions Of Voting Securities To The Federal Trade Commission
The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act ("HSR Act") requires companies and individuals to report large transactions above certain thresholds to the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and the Department of Justice ("DOJ"), and then to observe a 30-day waiting period before closing their transactions. In two recent cases, investors resolved FTC allegations that they failed to observe these requirements by paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in civil penalties.
United States
30 Jan 2017
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Revised International Enforcement Guidelines Prescribe Increasing Collaboration Between U.S., Foreign Competition Agencies To Investigate, Prosecute Antitrust Violations
In light of recent and ongoing investigations by U.S. and UK competition agencies into generic and sole-source drug pricing, the revised guidelines are expected to encourage further information sharing across jurisdictions.
Worldwide
23 Jan 2017
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Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds for 2017
On January 19, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) ("HSR").
United States
21 Jan 2017
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A Superficial Analysis of Competitive Foreclosure Won't Play in Peoria
A federal trial court rejected a hospital's antitrust claims that it was substantially foreclosed from the market by its rival's exclusive contracts with payors. The court concluded that foreclosure in healthcare services markets must be evaluated at multiple levels of competition.
United States
15 Oct 2016
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Federal Trade Commission Announces Increased Fines
On June 29, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced significant increases in the maximum civil penalties for violations of 16 provisions of law it enforces, including the FTC Act and Clayton Act.
United States
4 Jul 2016
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FTC Penalties Will More Than Double In August
Wages may be stagnant in the United States, but one thing on the rise is the price of getting on the wrong side of the Federal Trade Commission.
United States
3 Jul 2016
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FTC Warns Big Data Brings Big Consequences In New Report
The FTC unveiled a lengthy report, warning companies about commercial uses of big data and the discriminatory impact it may have on low-income and underserved populations
United States
11 Jan 2016
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FTC Finally Defines ‘Unfair'
According to the FTC: "The basic consumer protection statute enforced by the Commission is Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, which provides that "unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce … are … declared unlawful."
United States
18 Aug 2015
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New Insights From FTC On Its Endorsement Guides To Reflect Continued Focus On Disclosures
The FTC previously addressed pictures as endorsements in its letter to Cole Haan regarding its Wandering Sole Pinterest Campaign.
United States
11 Jun 2015
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FTC Sharing Economy Workshop: Ohlhausen Sets The Stage For Innovation
As we, and countless others, have previously written, peer-to-peer sharing services are transforming the world economy.
United States
10 Jun 2015
15
A Fair Share (Economy)? The FTC Wants Your Input
When I had Orioles season tickets, I was glad to have access to an electronic platform that would allow me to get rid of most of my unwanted tickets.
United States
1 May 2015
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Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds For 2015 (full Alert)
On January 15, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) ("HSR").
United States
17 Jan 2015
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Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds For 2015
On January 15, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) ("HSR").
United States
17 Jan 2015
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CMS Announces 3-State Medicare Prior Authorization Model For Repetitive Nonemergent Ambulance Transport
In light of government reports finding high utilization and potential improper Medicare payments associated with repetitive scheduled nonemergent ambulance transports, CMS will test a prior authorization model program for these services.
United States
20 Nov 2014
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FTC Has User Generated Content On The Run
In a recent letter to shoe retailer Cole Haan, the FTC signaled a major change for promotional contests conducted through social media platforms.
United States
4 Apr 2014
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Antitrust Agencies Announce Final Changes To HSR Filing Form
On July 7, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice announced final changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) reporting form.
United States
19 Jul 2011
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