Commission Actions: September 2000
September 29, 2000
- File No. 001 0100
In the Matter of Agrium, Inc., and Union Oil Company of California and Unocal Corporation.
- Docket No. C-3901
In the Matter of Dominion Resources, Inc., et al.
- Letter Approving Divestiture of Virginia Natural Gas, Inc. to AGL Resources, Inc.
- News Release
- Warranty Protection for High-Tech Products and Services: Announcement of Dates, Times, and Location of Public Forum
September 27, 2000
- File No. 001 0092
In the Matter of The Boeing Company
September 21, 2000
- Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission on Credit Scoring
Presented by Peggy Twohig, Assistant Director for Financial Practices, before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit of the Banking and Financial Services Committee, United States House of Representatives
September 20, 2000
- Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission on the Antitrust Implications of Entertainment Industry Self-Regulation To Curb the Marketing of Violent Entertainment Products To Children
Presented by Chairman Robert Pitofsky, before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate
- File No. 991 0103
In the Matter of Alaska Healthcare Network, Inc.
September 19, 2000
- Docket No. C-3938
In the Matter of BP Amoco p.l.c., and Atlantic Richfield Company.
- Letter Approving Appointment of Alaskan Asset Maintenance Trustee and Cushing Asset Maintenance Trustee, and Approving Two Trust Agreements Executed by BP Amoco and Deloitte Consulting LP
- News Release
September 13, 2000
- Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission On "Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Prctices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording, and Electronic Game Industries"
Presented by Chairman Robert Pitofsky Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate
- Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission on Identity Theft
Presented by Betsy Broder, Assistant Director for Planning and Information, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Before the Committee on Banking and Financial Services, United States House of Representatives
September 11, 2000
- Marketing Violent Entertainment To Children: A Review Of Self-Regulation And Industry Practices In The Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries: A Report Of The Federal Trade Commission (September 2000)
- Complete Report [PDF 409K]
- Complete Set of Appendices A-K [PDF 689K]
- Executive Summary [HTML] [PDF 32K]
- Table of Contents [PDF 12K]
- Text of the Report [PDF 438K]
- Appendix A: A Review of Research on the Impact of Violence in Entertainment Media [PDF 84K]
- Appendix B: Children As Consumers of Entertainment Media: Media Usage, Marketing Behavior and Influences, and Ratings Effects [PDF 85K]
- Appendix C: First Amendment Issues In Public Debate Over Governmental Regulation of Entertainment Media Products With Violent Content [PDF 73K]
- Appendix D: An Overview of the Entertainment Media Industries and the Development of Their Rating and Labeling Systems [PDF 152K]
- Appendix E: Entertainment Industry Information Requests [PDF 177K]
- Appendix F: Mystery Shopper Survey and Parent-Child Survey [PDF 117K]
- Appendix G: Third-Party Views and Suggestions For Improvement of Entertainment Media Rating and Labeling Systems [PDF 60K]
- Appendix H: Entertainment Media Rating Information and Self-Regulatory Efforts On the Internet [PDF 45K]
- Appendix I: Television, Print, and Online Demographics [PDF 17K]
- Appendix J: Electronic Game Industry Compliance With Self-Regulatory Code Requirements To Disclose Rating Information On Product Packaging, In Advertising, and Online [PDF 23K]
- Appendix K: Application of Antitrust Principles to Voluntary Industry Efforts to Restrict Marketing and Sales of Violent Entertainment to Children [PDF 23K]
- Statement of Chairman Robert Pitofsky
- News Release
- File No. 001 0127
Covisint, Inc.: Closing of Investigation
- Closing Letter to Counsel for General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., and DaimlerChrysler AG
- Closing Letter to Counsel for Renault SA
- Closing Letter to Counsel for Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
- Closing Letter to Counsel for CommerceOne, Inc.
- Closing Letter to Counsel for Oracle Corporation
- News Release
September 8, 2000
- Docket No. C-3976
In the Matter of Value America, Inc.
- Docket No. C-3977
In the Matter of Office Depot, Inc.
- Docket No. C-3978
In the Matter of BUY.COM Inc.
- Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission On Predatory Lending Practices in the Home-Equity Lending Market
Presented by Peggy Twohig, Assistant Director for Financial Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Before the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
September 7, 2000
September 6, 2000
- 16 C.F.R. Part 436
Trade Regulation Rule Imposing Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising and Business Opportunity Ventures: Invitation to Comment on Request for Exemption from the Requirements of the Rule Filed by Daewoo Motor America, Inc.
- 16 C.F.R. Part 312
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule: Notice of Proposed "Safe Harbor" Guidelines (filed by TRUSTe) and Request for Public Comment
- Five Consent Agreements Concerning the Market for Prerecorded Music in the United States (File No. 971 0070)
- Statement of Chairman Pitofsky, Commissioner Anthony, Commissioner Thompson, Commissioner Swindle, and Commissioner Leary Text of the statement
- Docket No. C-3971
In the Matter of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
- Docket No. C-3972
In the Matter of Time Warner, Inc.
- Docket No. C-3973
In the Matter of BMG Music, A Partnership, Doing Business As "BMG Entertainment"
- Docket No. C-3974
In the Matter of Universal Music & Video Distribution Corp. and UMG Recordings, Inc.
- Docket No. C-3975
In the Matter of Capitol Records, Inc., Doing Business As "EMI Music Distribution" et al.
- Consumer Protection in the Global Electronic Marketplace: Looking Ahead: A Staff Report of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission (September 2000)
- FTC and State of Nevada ex rel. Frankie Sue Del Papa, Attorney General, v. Consumer Money Markets, Inc., Data Tech Solutions, Inc., Interstate Check Services, Inc., Continental Direct Services, Inc., William S. Kelly, Ana S. Miller, Gary Allen Balazs, and Raymond Elia (District of Nevada).
- Complaint for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief [PDF 41K]
- Stipulated Final Judgment and Order for Permanent Injunction And Consumer Redress As To Continental Direct Services, Inc., Data Tech Solutions, Inc., Interstate Check Services, Inc., William S. Kelly, Gary Allen Balazs, and Raymond Elia [PDF 59K]
- Stipulated Final Judgment and Order for Permanent Injunction and Consumer Redress As To Consumer Money Markets, Inc. and Ana S. Miller [PDF 42K]
- News Release
September 1, 2000
- Brief of Federal Trade Commission As Amicus Curiae In American Bioscience, Inc., v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Does 1- through 10, Inclusive.
- FTC v. Steven Patrick Garvey a/k/a Steve Garvey, Garvey Management Group, Inc., Lark Kendall a/k/a Kendall Carson, Mark Levine, individually and as an officer and director of Modern Interactive Technology, Inc., David Richmond, individually and as an officer and director of Modern Interactive Technology, Inc., and Modern Interactive Technology, Inc. (Central District of California).
- Complaint for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief
- Stipulated Final Order and Settlement of Claims for Monetary Relief As To Defendant Lark Kendall a/k/a Kendall Carson
- News Release