For Your Information: August 29, 2003 Announced Actions for August 29, 2003
Commission approval of comment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: The Commission has approved the filing of a comment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding proposed revisions to market-based tariffs and authorizations. Commission approval of final consent orders: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Physician Network Consulting, L.L.C. and following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning The Maine Health Alliance.
For Your Information: August 27, 2003 Announced Action for August 27, 2003
The Commission, with the concurrence of the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, has authorized the release of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Report to Congress Regarding the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program. The Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Global Instruments, Ltd.
For Your Information: August 22, 2003 Announced Action for August 22, 2003
The Commission has approved publication of a Federal Register notice announcing it will initiate a review of the Tire Advertising and Labeling Guides (Tire Guides) under the agency’s Regulatory Review Program.
For Your Information: August 19, 2003 Announced Actions for August 19, 2003
The Commission has authorized the staff to file an amicus brief, at the request of the court, in Pruitt v. Kaufman & Broad Home Corp., et al., No. 5:03-CV-021 (S.D. Tex.).; FTC has received an application for approval of a proposed transaction in the matter concerning the 2001 acquisition of the Ralston Purina Company (Ralston) by Nestlé Holdings, Inc. (Nestlé).; The Commission has approved the issuance of a staff advisory opinion setting forth the extent to which the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) reaches telemarketing on behalf of insurance companies.
For Release: August 19, 2003 FTC Drives International License Marketers out of Business
Two marketers of false international driver’s permits (IDPs) and one financial processor for IDP marketers have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated federal laws by deceptively claiming that their documents could take the place of a government-issued driver’s license or other identification.
For Your Information: August 12, 2003 Announced Actions for August 12, 2003 The Commission has authorized the staff to file an amicus brief and to appear as amicus curiae in Carter v. ICR Services, Inc., No. 00-CV-2666 (N.D. Ala.)
For Release: August 6, 2003 Radiation Protection Patch Marketers “Cell” Consumers Short
Two companies who marketed and sold bogus cell phone radiation protection patches have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated federal laws by making false and misleading claims about their products.
For Your Information: August 5, 2003 Announced Actions for August 5, 2003 The Commission approved a proposed divestiture by ConocoPhillips, Inc. under the terms of the decision and order in the matter involving the recent merger of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company.: Commission has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning GUESS?, Inc. and GUESS.COM, Inc.
For Release: August 4, 2003 Court Halts Trek Alliance Pyramid Scheme
A federal district court judge has issued a preliminary injunction halting the alleged illegal activities of Trek Alliance, freezing its assets and those of its principals pending trial, and appointing a receiver to oversee the business assets.
For Release: August 1, 2003 Marketers of College Scholarship Services Settle FTC Charges of Misrepresenting Ability to Obtain Financial Aid for Students As part of the FTC’s ongoing “Project ScholarScam” – a law enforcement and consumer education outreach program to combat fraudulent college financial aid schemes – the Federal Trade Commission has announced that Integrated Capital, Inc., doing business as National Student Financial Aid (NSFA), and its president, Sheila Cuccia, have agreed to pay $115,000 in consumer redress to settle charges of misrepresenting their ability to obtain college financial aid for students.