FTC Puts Conditions on Endo Health Solutions’ Acquisition of Boca Life Science Holdings

Pharmaceutical companies Endo Health Solutions Inc. (Endo) and Boca Life Science Holdings, LLC and Boca Pharmacal, LLC (Boca) have agreed to a settlement resolving Federal Trade Commission charges that Endo’s acquisition of Boca would be anticompetitive. Under the settlement, the companies will relinquish their rights to market and distribute four generic multivitamin fluoride drops for […]

FTC Puts Conditions on Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s Proposed Acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Thermo Fisher), a leading manufacturer of products used in scientific research, has agreed to sell assets to GE Healthcare to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation (Life) would likely substantially lessen competition. The FTC complaint challenging the transaction alleges that the deal, […]

Provider of Medical Transcript Services Settles FTC Charges That It Failed to Adequately Protect Consumers’ Personal Information

A company that provides medical transcription services has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its inadequate data security measures unfairly exposed the personal information of thousands of consumers on the open Internet, in some instances including consumers’ medical histories and examination notes. In its complaint against California-based GMR Transcription Services, Inc. and the […]

Court Finds Telemarketers in Contempt; Imposes $14.75 Million Judgment

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court judge in Florida has issued a contempt order against Bryon Wolf and Roy Eliasson, two key individuals who operated a deceptive marketing scheme since 2009. According to the order, the defendants violated a December 2008 permanent injunction and final order that barred them […]

Registration of Municipal Advisors – Final Rule

FIL-6-2014 January 31, 2014 Registration of Municipal Advisors – Final Rule Printable Format: FIL-6-2014 – PDF (PDF Help) Summary: Section 975 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act), Pub. L. 111-203, amended Section 15B(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to make it unlawful for “municipal advisors,” as defined in […]

Federal Government Launches New System to Gather Complaints From Military Veterans, Servicemembers Regarding Higher Education Institutions

The Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and several other federal agencies, announced a new complaint process to gather input from veterans, servicemembers, and their families pursuing higher education through Post 9/11 GI Bill and other military education benefits. The FTC, Defense Department and VA have created customized […]

FTC Approves Franchise Services of North America’s Application to Sell Advantage Rent a Car to The Catalyst Capital Group, Inc.

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) to sell assets it acquired from Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. to The Catalyst Capital Group, Inc.  The FTC’s 2012 settlement required Hertz to sell its Advantage rental car business and other assets to a […]

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Names Public Affairs Director

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has announced the appointment of Justin Cole as Director of the agency’s Office of Public Affairs. “I am very pleased to welcome Justin to our leadership team,” Ramirez said.  “His knowledge and extensive communications experience will help us to advance the public’s understanding of the important work we do […]

FTC’s ‘Net Cetera’ Advises Parents on How to Talk to Their Kids About Internet Use

The Federal Trade Commission has issued an updated version of the popular free consumer guide, “Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online.” The revised booklet contains updated information for parents and other adults to use when talking with kids about how to be safe, secure and responsible online. The revision adds new topics that […]

FTC Issues Final Agenda for February 4 Workshop on Follow-on Biologics

The Federal Trade Commission today issued the final agenda for its one-day public workshop on competition and follow-on biologics, which will be held on February 4 at its Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave., NW, in Washington, DC. The workshop, which was postponed due to a weather-related closure of the federal government last […]