Announced Actions for September 20, 1999

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Consent Agreements Given Final Approval:

  • Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement with the following entity: Unum Corporation (Provident Companies). The action makes the consent order binding on the respondent. The Commission vote was 4-0. (FTC File No. 991-0101; see press release dated May 18, 1999; media contact is: Victoria Streitfeld, 202-326-2718; staff contact is: Jacqueline K. Mendel, 202-326-2603.)
  • Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement with the following entity: Magnetic Therapeutic Technologies. The action makes the consent order binding on the respondent. The Commission vote was 4-0. (FTC File No. 982-3150; see press release dated June 24, 1999; media contact is: Victoria Streitfeld, 202-326-2718; staff contact is: Richard Cleland, 202-326-3088.)
  • Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement with the following entity: Pain Stops Here! Inc., et al. The action makes the consent order binding on the respondent. The Commission vote was 4-0. (FTC File No. 982-3175; see press release dated June 24, 1999; media contact is: Victoria Streitfeld, 202-326-2718; staff contact is: Richard Cleland, 202-326-3088.)
  • Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement with the following entity: Arthritis Pain Care Center. The action makes the consent order binding on the respondent. The Commission vote was 4-0. (FTC File No. 982-3182; see press release dated June 24, 1999; media contact is: Victoria Streitfeld, 202-326-2718; staff contact is: Richard Cleland, 202-326-3088.)
  • Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement with the following entity: Body Systems Technology, Inc. The action makes the consent order binding on the respondent. The Commission vote was 4-0. (FTC File No. 982-3177; see press release dated June 24, 1999; media contact is: Victoria Streitfeld, 202-326-2718; staff contact is: Richard Cleland, 202-326-3088.)

Extension of Public Comment Period:

  • The Commission has voted to extend the public comment period in the following matter from September 17,1999 until October 15, 1999: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend the Trade Regulation Rule on Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (Amplifier Rule). This rule standardizes the measurement and disclosure of power, distortion and other performance characteristics of amplifiers in stereos and other home entertainment equipment.
  • The Commission vote to extend the public comment period was 4-0; (FTC File No. P974222; see FYI dated July 22, 1999: Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products; staff contact is: Neil Blickman, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3038.

Applications for Approval of Transactions:

  • The FTC has received an application for approval of a transaction from the following: Supervalu Inc. for the transfer of two stores to Piggly Wiggly Mid-South, Inc. These stores are located at 917 Division Street, Biloxi, Miss.; and 1225 Pass Road, Gulfport, Miss.
  • The FTC is seeking public comments on the application for 30 days, until October 19, 1999. Comments should be addressed to the Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580.

Copies of the documents mentioned in this FYI are available from the FTC's web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; 877-FTC Help (877-382-4357); TDD for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710.

 

Contact Information

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