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The Federal Trade Commission today issued an administrative complaint against Union Oil Company of California (Unocal) for allegedly committing fraud in connection with regulatory proceedings before the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding the development of reformulated gasoline (RFG).
An administrative law judge dismissed a complaint in its entirety against Union Oil of California that charged the company with committing fraud in connection with regulatory proceedings before the California Air Resources Board regarding the development of reformulated gasoline. The...
Mrs. Fields Cookies and Hershey Foods Corporation have each agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their Web sites violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule by collecting personal information from children without first obtaining the proper parental consent...
Memorandum of the Federal Trade Commission, as amicus curiae, addressing the propriety of de-listing a patent from FDA's "Orange Book," as a remedy for patent invalidity. The brief explains that improperly-maintained Orange Book listings may serve as a barrier to competition, and that...
The Commission has approved four applications from America Online/Time Warner, Inc. (AOLTW) requesting approval of non-affiliated Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and alternative cable broadband service agreements. Pursuant to Paragraph II.A.2 of the decision and order finalized by the Commission...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice today announced times, location, and participants for final roundtable discussions in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy." These sessions...
The Federal Trade Commission has released the agenda and a list of panelists for its October 8-10 public workshop on possible anticompetitive efforts to restrict competition on the Internet. The workshop will feature testimony from senior representatives of industry, academia, state and federal...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule protects consumers by promoting competition among providers of funeral goods – including independent casket retailers – according to the FTC in an amicus brief filed in federal district court in the matter of Powers v. Harris.
The Commission has received two applications from America Online/Time Warner, Inc. (AOLTW) requesting approval of non-affiliated Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and alternative cable broadband service agreements. Pursuant to Paragraph II.A.2 of the Decision and Order finalized by the Commission...
On October 8-10, 2002, the Federal Trade Commission will host a three-day public workshop to explore how certain state regulations and private business practices may be having significantly anticompetitive effects on e-commerce. Some private estimates suggest that the potential costs to consumers...
 What: A media availability to discuss a three-day public workshop that will explore the potential anticompetitive effects on e-commerce of certain state regulations, and how certain e-commerce business practices may raise antitrust concerns. The regulations impose costs on consumers that,...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice today announced times, location, and participants for the July 10 and July 11, 2002 sessions in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy." These...
In an initial decision filed on June 20, 2002, and announced today, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) James P. Timony ordered a series of companies, all of which are subsidiaries of French corporation Vivendi Universal S.A., among other things to cease and desist from entering into "any combination,...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged Rambus, Inc., based in Los Altos, California, with violating federal antitrust laws by deliberately engaging in a pattern of anticompetitive acts and practices that served to deceive an industry-wide standard-setting organization, resulting in adverse...
The Commission filed an administrative complaint charging that between 1991 and 1996 Rambus, Inc. joined and participated in the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC), the leading standard-setting industry for computer memory. According to the complaint, while a member of...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division today announced topics, times, locations, and participants for the May 14, 22, and 23, 2002 sessions of their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy."...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice today announced times, location, and participants for the May 2, 2002 session in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy." This session will...

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