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Modified 10-Year Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2014-05263
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its ongoing, systematic review of all Federal Trade Commission rules and guides, the Commission announces a modified ten- year regulatory review schedule. No Commission determination on the need for, or the substance of, the rules and guides listed below should be inferred from the notice of intent to publish requests for comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2014-05403
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through May 31, 2017, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Fuel Rating Rule (``Rule''), which will expire on May 31, 2014. DATES: Comments must be filed by May 12, 2014.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2014-05192
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Adjustments to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2014-05266
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is increasing certain civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction, as required by law. These adjustments reflect inflation since the penalty amounts were last adjusted.
ADT LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-05262
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2014-04709
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Lone Star Fund V (U.S.), L.P., Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, Etablissements Delhaize Frères et Cie “Le Lion” (Group Delhaize) SA/NV, and Delhaize America, LLC; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-04708
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-04566
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to conduct an evaluation of Admongo, its advertising literacy program for children ages 812. The evaluation will involve a randomized controlled trial of the Admongo online game, using an internet panel recruited by a market research company. This research will be conducted to further the FTC's mission of protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive marketing. We will consider comments on this proposed research before submitting a request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
N.E.W. Plastics Corp.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-04380
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2014-04235
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its ``Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Regulations'' (``RBP Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the risk-based pricing provisions (subpart H) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on August 31, 2014.
Announcement of Public Workshop, “Examining Health Care Competition”
Document Number: 2014-03765
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') will hold a public workshop, ``Examining Health Care Competition,'' on March 20-21, 2014, to study certain activities and trends that may affect competition in the evolving health care industry. The workshop will explore current developments related to professional regulations; innovations in health care delivery; advancements in health care technology; measuring and assessing health care quality; and price transparency for health care services. This notice poses a series of questions upon which the FTC seeks public comment. The Commission will consider these comments as it prepares for the workshop and may use them in a subsequent report or policy paper.
Fantage.com, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-03532
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-19
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Public Roundtable Analyzing Proposed Changes to the Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended
Document Number: 2014-03531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-19
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is holding a public roundtable relating to its September 20, 2012 proposed changes to the Care Labeling Rule. The roundtable will explore issues relating to professional wetcleaning, care symbols, the Rule's reasonable basis requirements, and other issues raised in comments received in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM''). The roundtable originally scheduled on October 1, 2013 was cancelled due to the government shutdown.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-02895
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-11
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three- year extension of the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms. That clearance expires on February 28, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-02216
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to renew its PRA clearance to participate in the OMB program ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.'' This program was created to facilitate federal agencies' efforts to streamline the process to seek public feedback on service delivery. Current FTC clearance under this program expires May 31, 2014.
Community Health Systems, Inc. and Health Management Associates, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01942
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Tennessee Football, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01780
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
PDB Sports, Ltd., Doing Business as Denver Broncos Football Club; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01779
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
The Receivable Management Services Corporation; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01768
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
DataMotion, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01767
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
DDC Laboratories, Inc., Doing Business as DNA Diagnostics Center; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01765
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01762
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
BitTorrent, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01757
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01749
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Nissan North America, Inc. and TBWA Worldwide, Inc.; Analyses of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01748
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in these matters settle alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analyses of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describe both the allegations in the draft complaints and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
Level 3 Communications, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01746
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01744
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Atlanta Falcons Football Club, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01736
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Apperian, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01733
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2014-01285
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
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.
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act
Document Number: 2014-01284
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
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 $29,945,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,994,500 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).
Apple Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01197
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Nissan of South Atlanta, LLC, Also Doing Business as Nissan South; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01001
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Paramount Kia of Hickory, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-01000
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Norm Reeves, Inc., Doing Business as Norm Reeves Honda Superstore; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00999
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
New World Auto Imports, Inc., Doing Business as Southwest Kia, et al.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00998
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Luis Alfonso Sierra Doing Business as Casino Auto Sales; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00975
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Infiniti of Clarendon Hills, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00974
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Bill Robertson & Sons, Inc. Doing Business as Honda of Hollywood; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00973
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Mohammad Sabha, Also Doing Business as Rainbow Auto Sales; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00972
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Fowlerville Ford, Inc., Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00971
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
GeneLink, Inc.; foruTM
Document Number: 2014-00643
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreements in this matter settle alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaints and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementsthat would settle these allegations.
L'Occitane, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00560
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Accretive Health, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-00373
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-13
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 of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2014-00240
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-13
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Fidelity National Financial, Inc./Lender Processing Services, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2013-31331
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-02
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 of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.