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The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the 12th session of its Hearings Initiative, which will occur on April 9-10, 2019 and focus on the FTC’s approach to consumer privacy.
What:The Federal Trade Commission will host the 11th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.When:Monday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., and Tuesday, March 26, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.Where:FTC Headquarters
The Federal Trade Commission is rescheduling a Roundtable with the State Attorneys General, which originally had been planned for March 25 as part of the agency’s Hearings Initiative, due to logistical issues. A new date and further details for the session will be announced as soon as they become...
What:The Federal Trade Commission will host the 10th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, which will examine competition and consumer protection in broadband markets.When:Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
The Federal Trade Commission has submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2020 budget request in support of the President’s FY 2020 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2020 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2019 and FY 2020, and Performance...
Commission orders – both from negotiated settlements and from litigated matters – routinely require Respondents to submit periodic reports on their efforts to comply with the order. (See also Commission Rule 2.41(a)).  Ensuring compliance with Commission orders designed to remedy...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the agenda for the 11th session of its Hearings Initiative, which will focus on the agency’s international work. The hearing, co-sponsored with the George Washington University Competition Law Center, will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26,...
When Congress passed the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, it created minimum dollar thresholds to limit the burden of premerger reporting. In 2000, it amended the HSR statute to require the annual adjustment of these thresholds based on the change in gross...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the agenda for the thirteenth session of its Hearings Initiative. The session, focused on the agency’s merger retrospective program, will take place on April 12, 2019, at FTC Headquarters in Room 432.
The Federal Trade Commission will hold the thirteenth session of its Hearings Initiative, focused on the agency’s merger retrospective program, on April 12, 2019, at FTC Headquarters in Room 432.
The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the FTC enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The Act directs agencies to implement annual inflation...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order requiring industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to sell assets in nine industrial gases product markets in numerous U.S. geographic markets to four divestiture buyers.
The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement in FTC v. Actavis, the 2009 FTC case alleging that the brand-name drug company Solvay and three generic drug companies illegally agreed to restrict generic competition to Solvay’s branded testosterone-replacement drug AndroGel for nine years.
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has extended the public comment periods for some of the sessions in its Hearings Initiative, and that comments for all the remaining sessions will be due by May 31, 11:59 PM EDT.Specifically, for the following sessions, the deadline for members of the...
Note: The FTC will host a conference call for media with Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman:Date: Feb. 26, 2019Time: 12 noon ETCall-in: (800) 288-8961, confirmation number 464702Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Bruce Hoffman...
The Federal Trade Commission charged two companies and their owner with bilking hundreds of thousands dollars annually from consumers for sham job placement and resume repair services. A federal court halted the scheme and froze the defendants’ assets at the FTC’s request.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Supervalu Inc. to sell a Shop ’n Save supermarket in Berryville, Va., and another in Martinsburg, W.Va. to Ahold/Delhaize. Supervalu acquired the stores under the FTC’s Oct.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that three PET resin producers’ proposed $1.1 billion joint acquisition out of bankruptcy of an under-construction PET production facility would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from industrial gas suppliers Praxair and Linde to divest a hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide gas plant to LyondellBasell Acetyls, LLC.

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