Terry Calvani , former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
, and now Of Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
After holding a public workshop last year with manufacturers, retailers, anti-trust activists and academics, the Washington, DC-headquartered Federal Trade Commission
decided to gather data on current industry practices and continue to pursue anticompetitive conduct on a case-by-case basis, rather than to go ahead and impose a blanket policy.
Here are the telltale lines that the Federal Trade Commission
indicates can tip you off to potential schemes:
District Court in Seattle by the Federal Trade Commission
Based on the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Federal Trade Commission
has created rules for "commercial Web sites and online services directed to, or that knowingly collect information from, children under 13.
However, the Federal Trade Commission
continues to pursue a broader antitrust probe of Intel although it has settled its own significant antitrust complaints earlier.
The muzzling of a chiropractor shows the First Amendment is no match for the Federal Trade Commission
As previously announced on October 10, 2006, Giant and Western received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission
in connection with the transaction.
She also filed a report with the Federal Trade Commission
and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in Santa Clarita, where she said she had to line up behind other people reporting cases of identity theft.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and related Federal Trade Commission
regulations generally prohibit practitioners from disclosing clients' personal financial information.
Identity theft topped the list of consumer fraud complaints to the Federal Trade Commission
in 2003, accounting for more than haft the complaints tracked by the agency.
A couple of years later, Congress passed the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and the Federal Trade Commission
was charged with its implementation.
The members of the Interagency Task Force are the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Justice, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Board, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Trade Commission
, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, and the Office of Thrift Supervision.
We continue to work with the Federal Trade Commission
in the United States as they conduct their review of the transaction.
This summer, the Federal Trade Commission
approved the merger of two major grocery store chains in the Richmond area, and mandated the parties divest some of their local concerns.