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Pool Corporation (PoolCorp), the largest distributor of swimming pool products in the United States, has agreed to stop anticompetitive tactics that it allegedly has been using to keep out new competitors in local markets around the nation, as part of a settlement that resolves charges by the...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued an Opinion finding that Realcomp II – a Michigan-based realtors’ group – violated federal law by restricting the ability of member real estate agents to offer consumers lower-priced alternatives to traditional real estate services. Realcomp refused to...
Commission approval of reports to Congress: The Commission has authorized the staff to release publicly the 29th Annual Report to Congress on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). This report, which is available now on the FTC’s Web site, summarizes the Commission’s administration and...
The Federal Trade Commission today charged two real estate groups operating multiple listing services in the Detroit, Michigan, area with illegally restraining competition by limiting consumers’ ability to obtain low-cost real estate brokerage services. The Commission also announced consent...
By a unanimous vote, the Federal Trade Commission has determined that computer technology developer Rambus, Inc. unlawfully monopolized the markets for four computer memory technologies that have been incorporated into industry standards for dynamic random access memory – DRAM chips. DRAMs are...
Two consent orders announced by the Federal Trade Commission today both resolve the competitive concerns about Chevron Corporation’s (Chevron) proposed $18 billion acquisition of Unocal Corporation (Unocal), and settle the Commission’s 2003 monopolization complaint against Unocal alleging...
In an initial decision filed on November 8, 2004, and announced today, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) D. Michael Chappell upheld a Federal Trade Commission complaint filed last year against a physicians’ group practicing in Fort Worth, Texas. In the complaint, the FTC alleged the physicians’ group...
The Federal Trade Commission today reinstated charges that the Union Oil Company of California violated antitrust laws by defrauding the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in connection with regulatory proceedings regarding development of reformulated gasoline.
Chief Administrative Law Judge Stephen J. McGuire today issued his initial decision and order in the matter of Rambus, Inc. The order states "Accordingly, Complaint Counsel having failed to sustain its burden of establishing liability for the violations alleged, the Complaint is Dismissed." That...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an administrative complaint against a group of Texas physicians, charging that they unlawfully restrained competition, increasing the cost of health care for consumers in the Fort Worth area.
A nonprofit corporation representing approximately 1,000 participating physicians in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas metropolitan area has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that collective bargaining on behalf of its members has led to decreased competition and increased prices for the...
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).
The Federal Trade Commission today approved a $100 million settlement with Mylan Laboratories, Inc., the largest monetary settlement in Commission history. If the settlement is approved by the federal district court, Mylan will pay the money into a fund for distribution to injured consumers and...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today issued "Antitrust Guidelines for Collaborations Among Competitors." They are the first set of guidelines issued jointly by both federal antitrust agencies that address a broad range of...
Mylan Laboratories, Inc., the nation’s second largest generic drug manufacturer, and three other companies, were charged today by the Federal Trade Commission with restraint of trade, monopolization and conspiracy to monopolize the markets for two widely-prescribed anti-anxiety drugs, lorazepam and...
An association of marine pilots in Oregon has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it monopolized and unreasonably restrained competition in the market for pilotage services on the Columbia River.
An association of 25 automobile dealerships in five Northwest states today settled Federal Trade Commission charges of threatening to boycott Chrysler. The agency charged that the dealers planned to boycott Chrysler if the manufacturer did not agree to change its vehicle allocation system in a...

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