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The Commission settled charges that Northern New England Real Estate Network, Inc. adopted rules that withheld valuable benefits of the Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) they control from consumers who chose to enter into non-traditional listing contracts with real estate brokers. The...
The Commission settled charges that Monmouth County Association of Realtors (Monmouth) adopted rules that withheld valuable benefits of the Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) they control from consumers who chose to enter into nontraditional listing contracts with real estate brokers....
The Commission settled charges that Information and Real Estate Services, LLC (IRES) adopted rules that withheld valuable benefits of the Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) they control from consumers who chose to enter into non-traditional 26 listing contracts with real estate brokers...
The Federal Trade Commission today charged two real estate groups operating multiple listing services in the Detroit, Michigan, area with illegally restraining competition by limiting consumers’ ability to obtain low-cost real estate brokerage services. The Commission also announced consent...
The Commission entered into a final consent order settling charges against the Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR) for its practice of preventing consumers with listing agreements for potentially low-cost, unbundled brokerage services from marketing their listings on public real estate-...
Private attorneys in Clark County, Washington who provide criminal legal services for indigent defendants under a county contract settled charges that they illegally entered into an agreement known as the “Indigent Defense Bar Consortium Contract” to collectively demand higher fees...
The FTC has charged a purported Web cramming operation with billing small business consumers for “free” Internet services, without full disclosure of the negative option features and without consumers’ authorization, and even when some consumers said that they were not interested in the offer. The...
The New Hampshire Motor Transport Association settled charges that it filed tariffs containing rules that called for automatic increases in intrastate rates. In addition, the organization agreed to void its collectively filed tariffs current in effect in New Hampshire.
A consent order settled charges that the household goods movers association filed collectively established rate tariffs for its members in Minnesota, conduct that was not protected by the state action doctrine. Under a state action doctrine, some private companies may be protected...
The Iowa Movers and Warehousemen’s Association settled allegations that it filed collectively established tariffs for intrastate moving rates in Iowa - a practice which did not meet the requirements of the state action doctrine. Under the state action doctrine, some practices of...
With an administrative complaint issued on July 8, 2003 the Commission charged that the association of household goods movers engaged in the collective filing of tariffs on behalf of its members who compete in the provision of moving services in the state of Alabama. Under terms of a...
An administrative law judge upheld an administrative complaint that charged a group of affiliated intrastate movers with engaging in horizontal price-fixing by filing collective rates on behalf of its member motor common carriers for the intrastate transportation of property within...
With an administrative complaint issued on July 8, 2003 the Commission charged that the association composed of competing household goods movers filed collective rates for intrastate moving services in the state of Mississippi. According to the complaint, these activities were not...
Under the terms of a final consent order, The Institute of Store Planners is required to remove from its Code of Ethics any provision that prohibits its members from providing their services for free and any provision that prohibits competition with other members for work on the...
The corporation that represents household goods movers in Indiana settled charges that it filed collective intrastate rate tariffs with the State’s Department of Revenue on behalf of its members. According to the complaint issued with the consent order, these collective filings...
The National Academy of Arbitrators is prohibited from adopting policies that restrict its members from advertising truthful information about their services, including prices and conditions of services, under terms of a consent order. The association is required to remove all...
A consent order settled charges that the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works adopted and enforced provisions in its rules of conduct that prohibited professional conservators to work for free or at reduced fees. The association agreed to remove all...
The consent order settles antitrust concerns stemming from the acquisition of ADT Automotive Holdings, Inc., the nation's third largest operator of wholesale motor vehicle auctions. The order requires Manheim to divest nine auctions in Kansas City, Missouri; Denver and Colorado...
Service Corporation International divested the LaGrone Funeral Home, acquired in 1994, to settle charges that the acquisition gave Service Corporation a monopoly in the provision of funeral services in Roswell, New Mexico. The order also requires Service Corporation, for ten years,...
A consent order settled charges that Fidelity’s acquisition of Chicago Title Corporation would reduce competition for title information services in San Luis Obispo, Tehama, Napa, Merced, Yolo, and San Benito, California. The order requires the divestiture of title plants in each of...

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