Federal Trade Commission January 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Dow Chemical Company; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-2081
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Shiva Venture Group, Inc. dba INNOVA Financial Group; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-812
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
American Nationwide Mortgage Company, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-840
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Michael Gendrolis dba Good Life Funding.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E9-838
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: E9-418
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required by the 1990 amendment of Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Section 8 prohibits, with certain exceptions, one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Competitor corporations are covered by Section 8 if each one has capital, surplus, and undivided profits aggregating more than $10,000,000, with the exception that no corporation is covered if the competitive sales of either corporation are less than $1,000,000. Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $26,161,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,616,100 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: E9-411
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act. Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Pub. L. 94-435, 90 Stat. 1390 (``the Act''), requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions, which meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds in the Act, to file notification with the Commission and the Assistant Attorney General and to wait a designated period of time before consummating such transactions. Section 7A(a)(2) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product, in accordance with Section 8(a)(5). The new thresholds, which take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are as follows:
Rules of Practice
Document Number: E9-296
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is amending Parts 3 and 4 of its Rules of Practice, 16 CFR Parts 3 and 4, in order to further expedite its adjudicative proceedings, improve the quality of adjudicative decision making, and clarify the respective roles of the Administrative Law Judge (``ALJ'') and the Commission in Part 3 proceedings.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: E9-240
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act
Document Number: E9-210
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is making adjustments to certain civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction, as required by law. These adjustments reflect inflation since the penalty amounts were last adjusted.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-178
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through February 28, 2012, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in its regulations under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (``FPLA''). That clearance expires on February 28, 2009.
King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Alpharma Inc.; Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-31386
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Independent Practice Associates Medical Group, Inc.; Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-31385
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Boulder Valley Individual Practice Association, et al.; Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-31384
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc.; Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: E8-31366
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-05
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.