For Release: November 25, 2003 Texas Doctors’ Group Settles FTC Price-Fixing Charges
A Houston, Texas-based physicians’ group has agreed to settle FTC charges that it increased costs for consumers, employers, and health plans by fixing prices jointly in contract negotiations with payors, in violation of federal antitrust laws.
For Release: November 20, 2003 Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcers Target Internet Scams and Deceptive Spam
In the latest in a series of law enforcement initiatives targeting Internet fraud, the Federal Trade Commission, United States Department of Justice, United States Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and United States Postal Inspection Service, have filed more than 285 criminal and civil law enforcement actions targeting Internet scams and deceptive spam.
Media Adivsory: November 18, 2003 Credit Counseling Agency Faces FTC Charges
The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference on Wednesday, November 19, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. EST to announce a complaint against a large credit counseling agency.
For Your Information: November 18, 2003 Announced Action for November 18, 2003 Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Surgical Specialists of Yakima, P.L.L.C.; Cascade Surgical Partners, P.S.; and Yakima Surgical Associates, Inc., P.S.
November 17, 2003
For Release: November 17, 2003 FTC Grants Rolls-Royce and Paccar, Inc. Exemption from Franchise Rule
The Federal Trade Commission has granted the request of Rolls-Royce Corporation for an exemption from the FTC’s Franchise Rule with regard to the company’s authorized maintenance centers for turboprop, turbofan, and industrial gas turbine engines.
For Release: November 14, 2003 FTC Releases Grocery Industry Slotting Allowance Report
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its staff report to Congress providing new information from the staff’s case studies about slotting allowances paid to certain retailers in certain geographic areas for five product categories: fresh bread, hot dogs, ice cream and frozen novelties, shelf-stable pasta, and shelf-stable salad dressing.
For Your Information: November 14, 2003 Announced Actions for November 14, 2003 The Commission has approved the filing of an amicus brief in the following matter: Brentwood Academy v. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. The staff of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition has issued an opinion letter to the American Down & Feather Section (AD&FS) of the Home Fashion Products Association.
For Your Information: November 12, 2003 Fairbanks Capital Resuelve los Cargos de FTC y HUD
Las Agencias Alegan que Fairbanks se Comprometió en Prácticas Ilegales al Dar Servicios para Préstamos Subprime; los Demandados Pagarán Más de $40 Millones en Concepto de Reintegros para Consumidores
For Your Information: November 12, 2003 Announced Actions for November 12, 2003
The Commission has approved a consent in settlement of the court action pending against the corporate defendant in FTC v. Preferred Alliance, Inc., et al.; The Commission has approved the filing of an amended complaint in its case against TLD Network Ltd.; Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Nestle Holdings, Inc.’s acquisition of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream.
For Your Information: November 7, 2003 Announced Actions for November 7, 2003 The Commission has approved the filing of an amended complaint in its case against Kevin Trudeau, et al. The Commission has authorized the staff to request the dismissal of two defendants in the case currently pending against World Media Brokers, Inc., Express Marketing Service, and the companies’ principals.
For Your Information: November 4, 2003 Announced Actions for November 4, 2003
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has advised Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) that it does not intend to recommend that the Commission challenge MGMA’s plan to conduct and publish the results of a physician survey relating to various aspects of physicians’ relationships with health insurers. The Federal Trade Commission has submitted its most recent Staff Report on Activities Affecting Older Americans to the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning South Georgia Health Partners, L.L.C.