Legal Resources Federal Trade Commission

The free business workshop series, Green Lights & Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Business , turns to Texas — virtually — for its next stop. Focused on trending topics in truth-in-advertising law, social media marketing, data security, business-to-business fraud, and other business basics

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The Antitrust Laws Federal Trade Commission

(8 days ago) The Antitrust Laws. Congress passed the first antitrust law, the Sherman Act, in 1890 as a "comprehensive charter of economic liberty aimed at preserving free and unfettered competition as the rule of trade." In 1914, Congress passed two additional antitrust laws: the Federal Trade Commission Act, which created the FTC, and the Clayton Act.

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Protections Against Discrimination and Other Prohibited

(3 days ago) Violate any law, rule, or regulation which implements or directly concerns the merit principles. For additional information about Federal employee and applicant protection regarding prohibited personnel practices, you may call the FTC Office of Inspector General (202) 326-2800, the Office of Special Counsel (202) 653-7188 or visit its website

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Legal Internships in the Bureau of Competition Federal

(8 days ago) The Bureau of Competition offers fall and spring semester legal internships to second- and third-year law students at its Washington, D.C. offices. Semester legal interns work closely with attorneys, economists, and other investigative staff on actual law enforcement …

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Offering Layaways Federal Trade Commission

(4 days ago) Under Federal law, you do not have to use any particular form to provide information about your layaway plan, unless the Truth in Lending Act applies. State or local laws, however, may have such a requirement. The following section indicates how you can disclose important layaway information in a clear and understandable way.

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Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

(3 days ago) Consider whom to notify in the event of an incident, both inside and outside your organization. You may need to notify consumers, law enforcement, customers, credit bureaus, and other businesses that may be affected by the breach. In addition, many states and the federal bank regulatory agencies have laws or guidelines addressing data breaches.

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Dealer's Guide to the Used Car Rule Federal Trade …

(4 days ago) State Law. In some states, use of the "As Is-No Dealer Warranty" Buyers Guide may be legally sufficient to eliminate implied warranties. In other states "as is" sales are allowed only if specific action is taken or certain language is used. For example, some states may require you to eliminate implied warranties by using special language and/or

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Attorney Hiring in the Bureau of Competition Federal

(6 days ago) The FTC’s Bureau of Competition: The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition enforces the nation’s antitrust laws. These laws promote vigorous competition and protect consumers from anticompetitive mergers and business practices, such as monopolistic conduct, attempts to monopolize, and conspiracies in restraint of trade.

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(3 days ago) specific law, regulation or policy statement requiring veterinarian to provide prescription upon request (17 states) adopt or incorporate avma principles of veterinary medical ethics in law or regulation (additional 10 states) arizona a. a dispensing veterinarian shall notify an animal owner

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Lina M. Khan Federal Trade Commission

(3 days ago) Prior to becoming head of the FTC, Khan was an Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She also previously served as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, legal adviser to FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, and legal director at the Open Markets Institute.

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Refusal to Deal Federal Trade Commission

(6 days ago) The Supreme Court found that the newspaper's refusal to deal with businesses using the radio station strengthened its dominant position in the local advertising market and threatened to eliminate the radio station as a competitor. One of the most unsettled areas of antitrust law has to do with the duty of a monopolist to deal with its competitors.

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United States District Court Findings of Fact and

(4 days ago) Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law – page 2 SUMMARY For years, health care costs have exceeded the inflation rate. Americans spend more on health care than the next 10 biggest spenders combined – a list that includes Japan, Germany, France and the U.K. – yet we lag behind many of them on quality and patient outcomes.

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Buying Prescription Glasses or Contact Lenses: Your Rights

(5 days ago) State law determines when your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses will expire. Eyeglass prescriptions usually are good for a year or two, but state laws vary. The Contact Lens Rule says that contact prescriptions must be good for at least a year, unless your eye care professional has a medical reason for making it shorter.

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Fair Credit Reporting Act

(7 days ago) Law 107-56), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) (Public Law 108-159), Section 719 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-351), Section 743 (Div. D, Title VII) of the Consolidated Appropriations …

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Telemarketing Federal Trade Commission

(7 days ago) If your business or organization uses telemarketing, this in-depth guide is a “must read.” Review the dos and don’ts to make sure you’re up on the law, including the ban on most prerecorded robocalls.

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Credit and Your Consumer Rights FTC Consumer Information

(4 days ago) Under federal law, you’re also entitled to a free report if a company takes adverse action against you, like denying your application for credit, insurance, or employment, and you ask for your report within 60 days of receiving notice of the action. The notice will give you the name, address, and phone number of the credit reporting company.

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Automobiles Federal Trade Commission

(9 days ago) Businessperson's Guide to Federal Warranty Law. Do your product warranties comply with law? This guide explains the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the federal law governing warranties on consumer products. Buyers Guide. The FTC's Used Car Rule requires dealers to post a Buyers Guide in every used car they offer for sale.

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Antitrust Laws: A Brief History

(9 days ago) antitrust law. Passed in 1890, it makes it illegal for competitors to make agreements with each other that would limit competition. So, for example, they can’t agree to set a price for a product—that’d be price fixing. The Act also makes it illegal for a business to be a monopoly if …

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Do-Not-Call Registry Legislation Federal Trade Commission

(3 days ago) Public Law No. 108-82 expressly authorizes the FTC under Section 3 (a) (3) (A) of the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act to implement and enforce a Do-Not-Call Registry, and ratified the Registry provision of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 C.F.R. § 310.4 (b) (1) (iii). The Implementation Act has been amended by

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Businesses Must Provide Victims and Law Enforcement with

(6 days ago) The law applies to a business that has provided credit, goods, or services to, accepted payment from, or otherwise entered into a transaction with someone who is believed to have fraudulently used another person’s identification. For example, if your business opened a cell phone account in the victim’s name or extended credit to someone

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Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual

(1 days ago) Federal law creates a private cause of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets. Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, Pub. L. No. 114-153, § 2(a), 130 Stat. 376, 376-80 (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1836(b)). Trade secret protection also derives from state law. See generally . Kewanee Oil Co. v. Bicron Corp., 416 U.S. 470 (1974); see also

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Statement of Policy Regarding Comparative Advertising

(6 days ago) Such a comparison may have the effect of disparaging the competing product, but we know of no rule of law which prevents a seller from honestly informing the public of the advantages of its products as opposed to those of competing products. 60 F.T.C. at 796.

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Warranties FTC Consumer Information

(8 days ago) Federal law says a manufacturer can’t require you to use specific parts and service to keep warranty coverage, unless it provides the parts and services for free, or gets a …

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Financial Privacy Federal Trade Commission

(3 days ago) Financial institutions are required to take steps to protect the privacy of consumers’ finances under a federal law called the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. The FTC is one of the federal agencies that enforces provisions of Gramm-Leach Bliley, and the law covers not only banks, but also

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(1 days ago) mon law trespass and classical liberal thought that emerged with European enlightenment thinkers.12 The Constitution was the first national embodiment of the American belief in privacy as a personal right, albeit written there as a right to be free from unreasonable governmental intrusions.13 From its roots as

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Certificate of Need Laws: A Prescription for Higher Costs

(3 days ago) New York State adopted a CON law restricting new hos-pital construction back in 1964.4As the idea gained favor, the American Hospital Association began to lobby for other states to adopt CON 5regimes. Eventually, the federal government got involved. In 1974, Congress passed a mandate for all states to establish a CON program as part of the National

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Vertical Issues in Federal Antitrust Law Federal Trade

(3 days ago) This afternoon I will address vertical issues in federal antitrust law. Vertical antitrust issues arise in the context of relationships -- contractual or through merger -- between businesses at different levels in the chain of distribution; for example, between the maker of …

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International Consumer Protection Federal Trade Commission

(4 days ago) The challenges for the FTC and other law enforcers have included the global reach and speed of the Internet; the ability of scammers to cloak themselves in anonymity; the ease of moving ill-gotten gains to offshore asset havens; and the roadblocks to information sharing and cooperation created by national laws and borders.

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MyLife accused of posting misleading background reports

(4 days ago) According to a lawsuit announced today, MyLife.com, which sells background reports, raised red flags by posting deceptive “teaser” reports online. The lawsuit says MyLife promoted these reports to employers, landlords, and others to convince them to subscribe to its services. The Department of Justice filed the lawsuit on behalf of the FTC.

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(2 days ago) competition law, economics, and policy. Consumers and businesses are welcome to contact the Agencies concerning the application and enforcement of antitrust law and policy internationally. In addition to this introductory chapter, the International Guidelines are divided into four other chapters.

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Privacy and Security Enforcement Federal Trade Commission

(4 days ago) Businesses Must Provide Victims and Law Enforcement with Transaction Records Relating to Identity Theft (May 18, 2017) App Developers: Start with Security (May 17, 2017) Conceptos básicos sobre seguridad informática para pequeños negocios (April 12, 2017) Small Business Computer Security Basics (April 26, 2017)

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(4 days ago) As of today, a major aspect of this groupthink is the body of bad case law that finds nothing wrong with yo-yo forms. There is a snowball effect. Part of the courts’ groupthink include the cases that wrongly rely upon TILA, 15 U.S.C. §1634, a section that deals only with “certain residential mortgages and variable rate transactions,

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Telemarketer Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of

(9 days ago) Southwest Marketing Concepts, Inc., d/b/a The Journal -- The Voice of Law Enforcement, and its principal, Stephen Inmon, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misrepresented to businesses solicited by phone and mail in almost every state their affiliation with law enforcement and that advertising in The Journal was a meaningful way for businesses to support …

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Spotlight on Trade Associations Federal Trade Commission

(Just Now) Spotlight on Trade Associations. Most trade association activities are procompetitive or competitively neutral. For example, a trade association may help establish industry standards that protect the public or allow components from different manufacturers to operate together. The association also may represent its members before legislatures or

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Scammers Impersonate the Police FTC Consumer Information

(9 days ago) Scammers Impersonate the Police. July 17, 2015. by. Alvaro Puig. Consumer Education Specialist, FTC. We know scammers are out there, impersonating the authorities and conjuring up different schemes to fool people into giving them money. They might say they’re calling from the IRS because you owe taxes. Or claim they’re from the FTC, calling

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Antitrust Guidelines for Collaborations Among Competitors

(3 days ago) law enforcement. The Agencies evaluate each case in light of its own facts and apply the analytical framework set forth in these Guidelines reasonably and flexibly.4 A “competitor collaboration” comprises a set of one or more agreements, other than merger agreements, between or among competitors to engage in economic activity, and the economic

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Internet Auction Fraud Targeted by Law Enforcers Federal

(Just Now) In addition to the law enforcement, the FTC, 29 Attorneys General and four local law enforcers are launching a consumer education campaign to alert consumers about Internet auction fraud, and provide tips on how to avoid falling prey to it. Consumer tips …

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The Goals of Antitrust: Welfare Trumps Choice

(5 days ago) antitrust law.”9 The promotion of economic welfare10 as the lodestar of antitrust laws— to the exclusion of social, political, and protectionist goals—transformed the state of the law and restored intellectual coherence to a body of law Robert Bork had famously described as paradoxical.11 Indeed, there is now

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Big Data and Antitrust: An FTC Perspective

(8 days ago) and law enforcement investigations, the Task Force will review consummated and proposed technology mergers. • Big data issues will, of course, be confronted by the Task Force. • Big data issues were also examined at recently concluded FTC Hearings on Competition and …

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(2 days ago) Common Market Law Review Nº 17, 1980. P. 395 and 403 C. W. Baden Fuller. “Article 86: Economic Analysis of the Existence of a Dominant Position” in European Law Review, 1991. P. 308-312 Paul A. Geroski and Joachim Schwlbach.“Barriers to entry and Intensity of Competition” in European Markets 1992 Commission of the European Communities.

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Spyware and Malware Federal Trade Commission

(Just Now) Spyware is one type of malware that can monitor or control your computer use. It may be used to send consumers pop-up ads, redirect their computers to unwanted websites, monitor their Internet surfing, or record their keystrokes, which, in turn, could lead to identity theft. There are several steps consumers can take to avoid malware and

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(8 days ago) Court’s regulation of the practice of law in Georgia is to insure “adherence to the public interest.” First Bank & Trust Co. v. Zagoria, 250 Ga. 844, 845, 302 S.E.2d 674, 675 (1983). Thus, in Georgia, as in other states, the prohibition on the unlicensed practice of law is designed to …

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