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Policy Statement On Monetary Equitable Remedies -- Including in Particular Disgorgement and Restitution -- In Federal Trade Commission Competition Cases Addressing Violations of the FTC Act, the Clayton Act, or the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act


[Billing Code: 6750-01]

Policy Statement on Monetary Equitable Remedies in Competition Cases

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The Commission has issued a policy statement on the use of disgorgement as a remedy for violations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act, FTC Act and Clayton Act.

DATE: The Commission approved this policy statement on July 25, 2003.

FTC Policy Statement on Deception


Appended to Cliffdale Associates, Inc., 103 F.T.C. 110, 174 (1984).

The Honorable John D. Dingell
Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Mr. Chairman:

This letter responds to the Committee's inquiry regarding the Commission's enforcement policy against deceptive acts or practices.1 We also hope this letter will provide guidance to the public.