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Commission upholds ALJ decision, denies claim for attorney fees

In a unanimous decision, the FTC has rejected an 85-year-old man’s application for attorney fees and costs under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), saddling him with a hefty legal bill for his defense against the agency’s unsubstantiated charges.

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Accountable Care Organizations: Commissioner Rosch’s antitrust concerns

Could the new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) lead to anticompetitive conduct and increase prices for consumers in the healthcare market? Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch thinks so.

Football helmets and concussions: Senator requests FTC investigation

Citing a lack of industry safety standards, Senator Udall (D-N.Mex.) asked the FTC to investigate manufacturers of football helmets for allegedly deceptive marketing practices regarding head injury...

FTC’s 2010 accounting to the Federal Reserve

In a January 26 letter to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, the FTC briefly discussed the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) and presented an overview of its 2010 enforcement activities of the financial...

Commissioner Rosch on coordinated effects

To ensure success in litigated cases, Commissioner Rosch has suggested that the agency should allege both unilateral and coordinated anticompetitive effects of prospective deals.

Mortgage advance fee ban takes effect

The FTC has finalized a Rule that prohibits mortgage assistance relief companies from charging homeowners up-front fees.

Snow removal melts budgets: Senator requests FTC investigation

United States Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has petitioned the FTC to investigate the road salt market, suggesting that collusion or price-fixing between companies may be the cause of increased...

Consumer league to FTC: Investigate vitaminwater

AAI Column

President to decide fate of Huawei’s deal

Japanese antitrust - Planned steel merger

COPPA investigation closed

European antitrust - Russian overflight fees

European antitrust - Telecom investigation

Judge approves disgorgement remedy

Auto light distributor to plead guilty in price-fix

Utility company employee pleads guilty

Concrete executives sentenced for price-fix

Real estate bid-rigging plea

NC State Board of Dentists sues FTC: Alleges FTC unconstitutional

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