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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order and consent agreement in which the American Guild of Organists agreed to eliminate rules that restrict its members from competing for opportunities to perform.
The American Guild of Organists has agreed to eliminate rules that restrict its members from competing for opportunities to perform.The agreement between the FTC and the American Guild of Organists resolves a complaint by the agency alleging that the guild’s rules restrained competition and harmed...
The American Guild of Organists agreed to eliminate rules that restrict its members from competing for opportunities to perform to settle charges that the guild’s rules restrained competition and harmed consumers in violation of the FTC Act. The guild represents approximately 15,000...
The legal services marketplace, like many sectors of the economy, is experiencing dynamic change. Among other things, clients have demanded more cost-effective and efficient services, and legal services providers increasingly use computer technologies to deliver their services....
In response to a request by North Carolina State Senator Bill Cook, the Federal Trade Commission staff and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have submitted a statement to the North Carolina legislature on the possible competition and consumer impacts of a legislative proposal...
To settle charges that its acquisition of DSI Renal would substantially lessen competition for outpatient dialysis services in Laredo, Texas, U.S. Renal agreed to divest three clinics to Satellite Healthcare, Inc.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 774 checks totaling more than $444,000 to consumers who lost money to a business directory scam.
The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) agreed to remove provisions in its Code of Ethics that the FTC charged limit competition among its members. The consent order settling the FTC’s allegations requires NAAB to end certain advertising restrictions, remove references to...
An association representing skating teachers agreed to eliminate provisions in its bylaws that the FTC alleged limit competition among the association’s members. In its complaint, the FTC charged that the Professional Skaters Association, through its code of ethics, broadly bans...
An association representing electricians agreed to eliminate provisions in its bylaws that the FTC charged limit competition among each association’s members. The FTC alleged that the purpose and effect of the association's bylaws has been to restrain competition by discouraging and...
The National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) has agreed to eliminate provisions in its code of ethics that limit competition among its members. The FTC charged that NATS, which represents more than 7,300 vocal arts teachers in the United States, restrained competition...
The National Association of Residential Property Managers, Inc. (NARPM) has agreed to eliminate provisions in its code of ethics that limit competition among its members. The FTC’s complaint against NARPM, which represent more than 4,000 real estate managers, brokers, and agents,...
American Tax Relief bilked financially distressed consumers by falsely claiming it could reduce their tax debts.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks totaling over $16 million to 18,571 consumers who paid money to American Tax Relief, which falsely claimed it could reduce their tax debts. The checks must be cashed within 60 days of when they are issued.

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