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FTC delivers final order in case involving Teva's acquisition of Allergan

Mark Iandolo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:57am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced, following a public comment period, it approved a final order in the Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. case.

FTC, Justice Department urge U.S. Court of Appeals not to hear Texas Medical Board plea

Mark Iandolo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:50am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice recently joined forces in an amicus brief that urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to dismiss a Texas Medical Board appeal.

Settlement in TCPA class action over cruise line robocalls could reach record $76 million

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 15, 2016, 3:29pm

The plaintiffs allege the defendants, including Caribbean Cruise Line, illegally contacted class members and that their offer of a “free” cruise package in exchange for taking a political survey was a “scam.” The parties reportedly came to a settlement agreement last week.

FTC announces final amendments to Disclosure Rule affecting E-Warranty Act

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2016, 8:50am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced final amendments to its Disclosure Rule and Pre-Sale Availability Rule that affects the E-Warranty Act.

FTC approves Mylan divestiture order, allowing acquisition of Meda

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2016, 8:49am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a final order settling charges that Mylan Inc.’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Swedish drug maker Meda would be anticompetitive. The approval comes after a public comment period.

FTC announces ban on debt collection scheme that allegedly duped consumers

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2016, 8:48am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Jared Irby, Richard Hughes, Coastal Acquisitions LLC, and PSC Administrative LLC have been banned from the debt collection business after allegations of falsely promising to resolve consumers’ payday loans through their hardship program.

FTC announces order to shut down alleged mortgage relief scam

Mark Iandolo Sep. 9, 2016, 12:53pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a mortgage relief operation and its companies will be banned from the mortgage loan modification and debt relief business.  

FTC approves American Air Liquide application to divest assets

Mark Iandolo Sep. 9, 2016, 12:52pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved an application from American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. following a public comment period.

FTC announces settlement with ringleader of alleged IWorks billing scheme

Mark Iandolo Sep. 1, 2016, 2:34pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that the ringleader and two other defendants of the alleged IWorks online billing scheme have agreed to settle allegations of taking more than $280 million from consumers.

FTC targets online academic journal OMICS for allegations of deceiving consumers

Mark Iandolo Sep. 1, 2016, 12:17pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged OMICS Group Inc. and two affiliated companies with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding fees that range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

FTC finalizes amendments to the HSR Premerger notification rules

Mark Iandolo Aug. 31, 2016, 2:29pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the approval of final amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger notification rules.

ON to divest Ignition IGBT business to complete merger with Fairchild

Mark Iandolo Aug. 26, 2016, 2:21pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that ON Semiconductor Corporation will sell its Ignition IGBT business after allegations its proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. would be anticompetitive.

Two major food retailers agree to divest 76 supermarket stores to complete proposed merger

Mark Iandolo Aug. 25, 2016, 6:50pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Koninklijke Ahold N.V, the owner of Giant-Carlisle and Martin's supermarkets, and Delhaize Group NV/SA, the owner of Food Lion supermarkets, have agreed to settle a case involving competition concerns related to their $28 billion proposed merger.

Southwest Kia allegedly violated FTC administrative order, must pay $85,000

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2016, 12:01pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that three Dallas area auto dealers collectively known as Southwest Kia will pay $85,000 in civil penalties after allegations of violating an FTC administrative order barring them from deceptive advertising.

FTC withdraws consent order in Energy Transfer Equity case

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2016, 11:43am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the withdrawal of its acceptance of a proposed consent order that would have required Energy Transfer Equity L.P. (ETE) to divest assets.

Attorney: N.Y. AG's action against direct marketers to have ripple effect in industry

Katelyn Kivel Aug. 19, 2016, 8:35am

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Direct marketing companies are facing legal challenges over allegedly deceptive marketing practices in New York.

Caledonia Investment settles allegations of violating HSR with $480,000 civil penalty

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2016, 3:10pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Caledonia Investments will pay $480,000 in civil penalties to resolve allegations of violating a premerger notification and waiting period requirement mandated under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) Act of 1976, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.

FTC announces settlement with Fortiline over price fixing allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 2:10pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Fortiline LLC will settle allegations of violating federal antitrust laws by inviting a competitor to raise and fix prices.

FTC releases new blog posts to help consumers understand settlement with Volkswagen

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 12:09pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released two new blog posts to help ensure that consumers and businesses know the facts surrounding the agency’s settlement with Volkswagen.

FTC seeks independent compliance auditor to monitor Herbalife compliance

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 11:59am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it is taking applications for an independent compliance auditor (ICA) to oversee Herbalife’s compliance with a judicially enforceable stipulated order for permanent injunction and monetary judgment.