Commission Joins DOJ in Filing Amicus Briefs in Leegin Creative Leather Products v. PSKS, Inc. and Credit Suisse First Boston v. Glen Billing

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Commission approval of joint amicus brief filings:

– The Commission has approved the filing of an amicus brief, jointly with the U.S. Department of Justice, in the case of Leegin Creative Leather Prods., Inc. v. PSKS, Inc. (S. Ct.) (No. 06-480). The Commission vote approving the filing of the joint brief was 3-2, with Commissioners Pamela Jones Harbour and Jon Leibowitz voting no. (FTC File No. P062103; the staff contact is John F. Daly, Office of the General Counsel, 202-326-2244.)

– The Commission has approved the filing of an amicus brief, jointly with the U.S. Department of Justice, in the case of Credit Suisse First Boston v. Glen Billing (S. Ct.) (No. 05-1157). At issue is whether the Court should reverse the decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on narrow grounds. The Commission vote approving the filing of the joint brief was 5-0. (FTC File No. P072113; the staff contact is John F. Daly, Office of the General Counsel, 202-326-2244.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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