December 30, 2013
by Michael Roberts
Since the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, antitrust efforts have played a major role in fostering corporate competition and preventing monopolies. Using a base of law set out by the Sherman Act, Clayton Act and Federal Trade Commission Act, government agencies work to protect consumers from ...[read more]
September 9, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
Three of the four sitting US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) members on Monday denounced a report released by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) as a blueprint for radically weakened enforcement of federal antitrust law. The report explores single entity violations of Section 2 of the She... ...[read more]
June 11, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
The US Supreme Court handed down decisions in five cases Monday, including Watson v. Philip Morris, where the Court held that a lawsuit against the tobacco company could not be removed from state to federal court solely based on an argument that the tobacco industry is regulated by the Federal ...[read more]
November 27, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to review an Illinois Supreme Court decision setting aside a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA for its marketing of light and low-tar cigarettes. The court issued its order in Price v. Philip Morris Inc. without comment. L... ...[read more]
May 4, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that, under the Federal Trade Commission Act, would impose stiff civil penalties and authorize jail sentences for officials from energy companies that engage in price gouging when selling gasoline or crude oil, by a 389-34 vote Wednesday. The ...[read more]
January 26, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Thursday that ChoicePoint will be required to pay $10 million in civil penalties and $5 million to customers affected by last year's identity theft incident as a result of making false and misleading statements to consumers regarding their informat... ...[read more]
December 15, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a $10.1 billion judgment against Philip Morris USA in a case where the tobacco company had been found liable for defrauding customers into believing that light cigarettes were safer than regular ones. The state high court ordered the lower court to ...[read more]
December 6, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
American Bar Association v. Federal Trade Commission, United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, December 6, 2005. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
December 6, 2005
by James M Yoch Jr
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lacks the statutory authority to compel lawyers to provide periodic notice of privacy to clients under the 1999 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, regulating financial institutions. The Court said that... ...[read more]
July 20, 2005
by David Shucosky
The US Federal Trade Commission announced Wesdnesday that five companies will pay a total of $1.16 million in fines to settle civil charges that they violated FTC anti-spam rules. The companies were targeted for sending unsolicited emails advertising pornography that didn't include the phrase... ...[read more]

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