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Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman

The court imposed the judgment after finding Atalla had hid assets and misrepresented his financial condition to the agency.

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FTC Requires Divestiture as a Condition of Surgery Center Holding’s Acquisition of Competitor Symbion

The Federal Trade Commission will require Surgery Center Holdings, Inc., known as Surgery Partners, and Symbion Holdings Corporation to divest Symbion’s ownership interest in an ambulatory surgery center in Orange City, Florida, as part of a settlement resolving charges that Surgery Partners’ $792...
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Blue Rhino, AmeriGas Settle FTC Charges of Restraining Competition

The two leading suppliers of propane exchange tanks, Blue Rhino and AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange , have agreed to settle FTC charges that the companies illegally agreed not to deviate from their plans to reduce the amount of propane in tanks sold to Walmart, a key customer. Under the proposed...
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FTC Requests Public Comments on SCI’s Application to Approve Sale of Funeral Home in Auburn, California

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell a funeral home located in Auburn, California, as required under the FTC’s May 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc...
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FTC Charges Gerber with Falsely Advertising Its Good Start Gentle Formula Protects Infants from Developing Allergies

The Federal Trade Commission has charged Gerber Products Co., also doing business as Nestlé Nutrition, with deceptively advertising that feeding its Good Start Gentle formula to infants with a family history of allergies prevents or reduces the risk that they will develop allergies. The agency also...

Coming Events

Nov 6
District Of Columbia

100th Anniversary Dinner

On the evening of November 6, 2014, the FTC will co-host an anniversary dinner at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC with the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.  Tickets For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event’s registration page.
Nov 7
District Of Columbia

100th Anniversary Symposium

For 100 years, the Federal Trade Commission has distinguished itself as a unique and nimble institution. The FTC continually evolves and innovates to promote competition and protect consumers. Please join the five current Commissioners as they lead a day-long examination of the FTC’...

Past Events

Oct 29
District Of Columbia

Fraud Affects Every Community

This workshop will examine how fraud affects groups including older adults, servicemembers and veterans, low-income communities, and African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans.
Oct 23

Debt Collection & the Latino Community Roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014, to examine how debt collection and credit reporting issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English...
Oct 16
District Of Columbia

Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference is held annually in the fall and brings together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organization to discuss issues related to the FTC’s 100-year long antitrust, consumer...