Federal Appeals Court Upholds FTC Order Finding Ohio Hospital Acquisition Was Anticompetitive

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a Federal Trade Commission Decision and Order that found ProMedica Health System’s acquisition of rival St. Luke’s Hospital was anticompetitive and likely would lead to higher prices for consumers in the Toledo, Ohio area. According to the Court of Appeals, “[t]he Commission’s analysis of this […]

FTC Staff Submits Comments to Chicago City Council on Proposed Regulation of Transportation Network Providers

Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments to Alderman Brendan Reilly of the Chicago City Council, in response to a request for comments on a proposed ordinance that would provide for the licensing and operation of transportation network providers (TNPs), particularly software applications that enable consumers to arrange for transportation services via personal vehicles. According […]

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez to Participate in International Competition Network Conference in Marrakech, Morocco

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will participate in the 13th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Marrakech, Morocco, from April 23-25, 2014. At the conference, antitrust officials and private sector antitrust experts from around the world and representatives of intergovernmental organizations will discuss key competition issues and recent ICN work in the areas […]

Deposit Insurance Coverage

FIL-17-2014 April 18, 2014 Deposit Insurance Coverage Free Nationwide Seminars for Bank Officers and Employees Printable Format: FIL-17-2014 – PDF (PDF Help) Summary: The FDIC will conduct the following 12 free seminars on deposit insurance coverage for bank officers and employees between May 6, 2014, and December 4, 2014: Four sessions on “Fundamentals of Deposit […]

FTC Seeks Public Comment on Franchise Services of North America’s Application to Sell Assets Related to Simply Wheelz to Hertz and Avis Budget Group

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application submitted by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) to approve the sale of 22 former Advantage Rent A Car locations, none of which are currently operating, to Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (Hertz) and Avis Budget Group (Avis).  FSNA acquired the locations from Hertz […]

FTC Presents Criminal Liaison Unit Award to Two San Francisco-Based Assistant U.S. Attorneys for Prosecution of Defendants Behind Fraudulent Billing Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission is honoring Assistant United States Attorneys Hallie Mitchell Hoffman and Kyle F. Waldinger with its Criminal Liaison Unit’s Prosecuting Attorney’s Award for their work in combatting consumer fraud. The Criminal Liaison Unit presents the award annually to one or more prosecuting attorneys who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to consumer protection in […]

FTC Invites Further Public Comment on Mobile Security

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comments from the public to further explore issues raised by last year’s FTC forum examining the state of mobile security. Panelists at the forum discussed a number of complex issues that warrant further public input. Held on June 4, 2013, the FTC’s mobile security forum consisted of a day-long […]

Marketer of Robocalling Services Banned from Telemarketing

The head of an operation that enabled telemarketers to make illegal robocalls, call phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, and mask Caller ID information, is permanently banned from telemarketing and robocalling under a settlement with the federal government. In November 2011, on the Federal Trade Commission’s behalf, the Department of Justice filed […]

Statement of FTC Bureau of Competition Director Deborah Feinstein On Jostens’ Decision to Drop its Proposed Acquisition of American Achievement Corp.

Following today’s announcement by Jostens, Inc. (“Jostens”) that it will drop plans to acquire Acquisition of American Achievement Corp. (“AAC”), the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Deborah Feinstein, said: “The parties’ abandonment of the transaction preserves competition for consumers in the markets for class rings, which are an important memento for […]

Former FTC Chairman Janet D. Steiger Named Recipient of 2014 Kirkpatrick Award

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez today named former FTC Chairman Janet Dempsey Steiger the 2014 recipient of the Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime FTC Achievement, honoring her steadfast commitment to public service and her many significant contributions to the agency. “Chairman Steiger was an extraordinary public servant who provided inspiring leadership during her […]