Higgins, M. Catherine, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of M. Catherine Higgins, an individual.
FTC Matter/File Number:

051 0252

0510252b

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The Commission settled charges that the executive director of a Colorado physicians’ association actively tried to evade the terms of a 2008 FTC order by telling insurers that because she was not named individually in the order, she could simply negotiate on behalf of competing physicians on the “outside” and “not with my [association] hat, but as an individual.” The Commission complaint and consent order settling the FTC’s charges name the executive director individually, and will prevent her from orchestrating or implementing price-fixing agreements among the group’s competing physicians.