When a court considers a case whose outcome may affect consumers or competition, the FTC may file a “friend of the court” brief to provide information that can help the court make its decision in a way that protects consumers or promotes competition. To find a specific FTC brief, use the filters on this page.Displaying 101 - 111 of 111
Amicus brief of the Federal Trade Commission addressing whether a collection letter that allegedly simulates a telegraph violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Amicus briefs of the Federal Trade Commission addressing whether the Fair Debt Collection Act covers collection of dishonored checks.
Amicus brief of the United States and the Federal Trade Commission addressing whether maximum resale price maintenance should be illegal per se.
Amicus brief objecting to a proposed settlement that called for consumers to be compensated with coupons for $100 off their next new mortgage or refinancing within the next two years in a case involving allegations that Citicorp violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. The FTC argued it is extremely doubtful that the case satisfied the legal requirements for class certification, that the coupons were worth much less than their face value, and that the proposed counsel fee appears excessive in light of the likely low value of the settlement.