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London - Procedural and substantive legislative reforms are needed to keep nuisance patent infringement lawsuits at bay, the United States Federal Trade Commission said in an October report. The question is whether the size of the study on activities ...
terrell-mcsweeny The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for its upcoming FinTech forum examining peer-to-peer payments and crowdfunding.

A Federal Appeals Court has sided with the FTC and preliminarily blocked the proposed merger of the largest hospitals in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area, ...
Seventeen community groups and 25 elected officials, including New York, Portland and Seattle city council members, have singled a letter to the Federal Trade Commission calling for the collection of listing and revenue data from Airbnb. The rationale ...
A recent report from the Federal Trade Commission found that if you're a person of color, you're far more likely to fall victim to these consumer scams, but far less likely to report it.
The FTC filed a federal appeals case arguing a decision in August "could open the door for technology companies that also offer phone or broadband service to avoid the FTC's reach in consumer protection cases," reports Bloomberg. As phone companies ...

The Federal Trade Commission is worried that it may no longer be able to regulate companies such as Comcast, Google, and Verizon unless a recent court ...
A Federal Appeals Court has sided with the FTC and preliminarily blocked the proposed merger of the largest hospitals in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System.
Ken Bone, the "winner" of the last presidential debate, has finally decided who he will vote for. In a Tweet Thursday, Ken chose uberSELECT for his vote.
Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont officials have responded to the comments the Federal Trade Commission made concerning their application to merge.
Photo via Amazon The Federal Trade Commission has finished applying an astringent solution to a group of skincare companies that it accused of using deceptive marketing and billing tactics to skin consumers.
General counsel in the tech sector are praising the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's long-awaited report on patent assertion entities (often referred to as patent trolls), calling it a good starting point for much-needed patent reform.
As promised, the Federal Trade Commission has challenged a recent federal appeals court decision that the common carrier exception to its jurisdiction is status-based, not activities based, a decision that could leave edge provider privacy not only out ...
As VICE reports, Bone's tweet for the UBERSelect service in St. Louis, where last Sunday's presidential debate was held, did not include any indication that the message was sponsored.
On October 6th, the publication ran an article discussing the recent patent assertion entity (PAE) study released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The title of the Fortune article reads, "The FTC Patent Report Has Some Harsh Words for Patent Trolls.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made its preference known for structural, rather than conduct, remedies when attempting to craft consent solutions in reviewing antitrust provocative mergers.
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") faced major losses in challenging hospital mergers. However, it is clear that the FTC is not backing down, especially given its tendency to conclude that proposed efficiencies do not outweigh the chance of ...

A group of 25 elected officials and 17 community groups is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to collect data on Airbnb listings and the revenue the listings generate.
Oct. 11 - LabMD Inc. is asking a federal appeals court to order the Federal Trade Commission to hold off on a data security enforcement order while the company challenges the action ( LabMD, Inc. v. FTC, 11th Cir., No. 16-16270, motion to stay filed ...
The FTC says: "Since at least 2013, defendants have bilked millions of dollars from consumers throughout the United States.
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") faced major losses in challenging hospital mergers. However, it is clear that the FTC is not backing down, especially given its tendency to conclude that proposed efficiencies do not outweigh the chance of ...
Earlier this month, FTC filed a complaint against Wisconsin-based Supple, LLC, founder and CEO Peter Apatow and his ex-wife Monita Poudyal, M.D.
Do you take time to read the risk warnings on drug websites before you take the drug?
In pharmaceutical transactions involving generic products, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has typically focused on narrow antitrust theories of harm and applied a narrow product market analysis often limited to a treatment for a particular ...
The Federal Trade Commission this week issued final rules regarding coins and political items - rules intended to protect consumers who buy copies of valuable collectors items.
The PAE Report examines public and non-public5 data from 2009 to 2014, covering nearly 350 PAEs.6 At a high level, the FTC observed two PAE business models.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued its much anticipated study on patent assertion entities ("PAEs") on October 6, 2016. The report, entitled Patent ...
Two Republican U.S. Senate subcommittee chairmen are demanding answers from the Federal Trade Commission about the "due process afforded" LabMD in the agency's data security enforcement case against the now-shuttered cancer testing laboratory.
The Federal Trade Commission, the primary government agency in charge of protecting the privacy of your personal data, does this mainly through action against companies it deems to have engaged in "unfair or deceptive acts or practices.
In its complaint, the FTC charged that the deal would eliminate price competition and likely allow CentraCare to increase reimbursement rates for the services of St. Cloud Medical Group physicians and score more favorable terms from health plans.
Recent comments by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez suggest that a company's failure to take preventative measures to address ransomware could result in an enforcement action by the FTC, even if a company is never actually subject to a ransomware ...
TROLLING FOR TROLL NEWS - FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez is scheduled to give a speech at the National Press Club this morning at an event hosted by the Computer & Communications Industry Association, and we're hoping for some news on the ...
The new proposal is billed as more in line with the Federal Trade Commission's approach, including the FCC's plan to "calibrate" privacy protections "to the sensitivity of the information, in line with approaches taken by other privacy frameworks ...
NEENAH - The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday it has reached a deal in a lawsuit that would stop Neenah's Supple Beverage from marketing its products as a catch-all aid for joint pain and other ailments.
In 2014, superglue companies across the country found themselves in a sticky situation. The Federal Trade Commission had turned its gaze to the industry, suspecting that several glue businesses were sourcing their raw materials overseas but promoting ...
Bristol, Tenn. - After a bombshell from the Federal Trade Commission opposing the proposed merger between our two major health systems we went to tonight's public hearing to find out if the merger is in jeopardy.
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a settlement that would allow St. Cloud-based CentraCare to acquire one of its largest competitors for physician services in Central Minnesota.
The US Federal Trade Commission wants to control the patent trolls. On Thursday, the FTC released a report on patent assertion entities -- companies that make money by acquiring patents and then cutting licensing deals or suing accused infringers.
It also came as there were reports, based on ex parte filings and Wheeler's comments at a Hill oversight hearing, that the proposal might be moving toward a more "privacy by design" approach applied by the Federal Trade Commission to broadband privacy ...
Several trade groups have established best practices for geo-tracking and even consumer protection regulators like the Federal Trade Commission have chimed in on what their expectations are for companies in this ecosystem. But to date, there are no ...
WASHINGTON (News 4 & Fox 11) - The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Georgia have filed charges against the Sparks-based electronics buyback company accused of deceiving customers.
TRI-CITIES, TN/VA (WJHL)- The Federal Trade Commission has asked Southwest Virginia Health Authority and Virginia's Health Commissioner to deny the application for our regions' two largest health systems to merge.
The Federal Trade Commission, in its first public remarks since a federal judge last week entered a $1.3 billion judgment against Leawood payday loan businessman Scott Tucker, called the penalty the largest of its kind.
FTC opposes proposed merger of Mountain States, Wellmont Health. By Maria Castellucci | October 4, 2016. The Federal Trade Commission has recommended Virginia regulators reject the proposed merger of two large regional systems in the state.
In recent months, the media has been reporting on increased regulatory activity involving the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC" or "Commission") and the sellers that hire non-compliant influencer marketers. What can influencer marketers, their seller ...
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the agenda for their upcoming joint-agency roundtable on consumer perceptions of "organic" claims for non-agricultural products.
Two noncompliant practices consumer advocates often cite to criticize how financing happens at dealerships - yo-yo financing and payment packing - appeared in the rundown of charges made by the Federal Trade Commission against nine Los ...
That's how much the Federal Trade Commission is returning to more than 145,000 consumers for falling victim to a credit monitoring scheme.
... practices either caused or were likely to cause substantial injury. In reversing Chappell's ruling, the commissioners concluded that LabMD's data security practices constitute an unfair act or practice that violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade ...
A big auto dealer group in Los Angeles has been doing the "yo-yo" on car customers for years, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.


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