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May 28, 2015, 11:32 ET

FTC Settlement of Cephalon Pay for Delay Case Ensures $1.2 Billion in Ill-Gotten Gains Relinquished; Refunds Will Go To Purchasers Affected By Anticompetitive Tactics

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement resolving the Commission's antitrust suit charging Cephalon, Inc. with illegally blocking...

Apr 20, 2015, 12:15 ET

Cardinal Health Agrees to Pay $26.8 Million to Settle Charges It Monopolized 25 Markets for the Sale of Radiopharmaceuticals to Hospitals and Clinics, says FTC

 In its latest action to ensure competition in the nation's healthcare markets, the FTC announced that Cardinal Health, Inc. has agreed to...

Apr 17, 2015, 09:19 ET

FTC To Examine Competition, Consumer Protection, and Economic Issues Raised by the Sharing Economy at June Workshop

 On June 9, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine competition, consumer protection, and economic issues raised by...

Mar 26, 2015, 11:00 ET

FTC, Multiple Law Enforcement Partners Announce Crackdown on Deception, Fraud in Auto Sales, Financing and Leasing

The Federal Trade Commission and 32 law enforcement partners today announced the results of Operation Ruse Control, a nationwide and cross-border...

Mar 11, 2015, 12:42 ET

FTC Charges DIRECTV with Deceptively Advertising the Cost of Its Satellite Television Service

The Federal Trade Commission has charged DIRECTV, the country's largest provider of satellite television services, with deceptively advertising a...

Feb 23, 2015, 14:16 ET

FTC Cracks Down on Marketers of "Melanoma Detection" Apps

 The Federal Trade Commission has challenged marketers for deceptively claiming their mobile apps could detect symptoms of melanoma, even in...

Jan 27, 2015, 10:52 ET

FTC Report on Internet of Things Urges Companies to Adopt Best Practices to Address Consumer Privacy and Security Risks

In a detailed report on the Internet of Things, released today, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission recommend a series of concrete steps that...

Dec 19, 2014, 12:00 ET

T-Mobile to Pay At Least $90 Million, Including Full Consumer Refunds To Settle FTC Mobile Cramming Case

 T-Mobile has agreed to fully refund its customers for unwanted third-party charges it placed on their phone bills, a practice known as mobile...

Nov 25, 2014, 12:08 ET

Sony Computer Entertainment America To Provide Consumer Refunds To Settle FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console

Sony Computer Entertainment America ("Sony") has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with false...

Oct 30, 2014, 12:00 ET

FTC Charges Gerber with Falsely Advertising Its Good Start Gentle Formula Protects Infants from Developing Allergies

 The Federal Trade Commission has charged Gerber Products Co., also doing business as Nestlé Nutrition, with deceptively advertising that...

Oct 28, 2014, 13:31 ET

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with 'Unlimited' Data Promises

The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its...

Oct 08, 2014, 12:00 ET

AT&T to Pay $80 Million to FTC for Consumer Refunds in Mobile Cramming Case

As part of a $105 million settlement with federal and state law enforcement officials, AT&T Mobility LLC will pay $80 million to the Federal...

Sep 17, 2014, 12:05 ET

FTC Action Halts Payday Loan Scheme That Bilked Tens of Millions From Consumers By Trapping Them Into Supposed "Loans" They Never Authorized

At the Federal Trade Commission's request, a U.S. district court in Missouri has temporarily halted an online payday lending scheme that allegedly...

Sep 08, 2014, 12:50 ET

FTC Sues Pharmaceutical Companies for Illegally Blocking Consumer Access to Lower-Cost Versions of the Blockbuster Drug AndroGel

In its latest action to ensure competition in the nation's healthcare markets, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal...

Sep 04, 2014, 12:33 ET

Google to Refund Consumers at Least $19 Million to Settle FTC Complaint It Unlawfully Billed Parents for Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges

Google Inc. has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that it unfairly billed consumers for millions of dollars in...

Aug 01, 2014, 10:33 ET

FTC Staff Report on Mobile Shopping Apps Found Disclosures to Consumers Are Lacking

A new staff report issued by the Federal Trade Commission finds that many mobile apps for use in shopping do not provide consumers with important...

Jul 28, 2014, 12:34 ET

FTC Recommends Mobile Industry Changes to Combat Mobile Cramming

In a report issued today, the Federal Trade Commission staff recommends steps that mobile carriers and other companies should take to prevent...

Jul 23, 2014, 12:42 ET

Federal and State Agencies Stop Phony Mortgage Relief Schemes

The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against six mortgage relief operations charging that defendants preyed on distressed homeowners by...

Jul 18, 2014, 15:01 ET

FTC Publishes Official Rules for Zapping Rachel Robocall Contest

In its ongoing efforts to eradicate robocallers like "Rachel From Cardholder Services," the Federal Trade Commission announced the official rules...

Jul 10, 2014, 12:53 ET

FTC Alleges Amazon Unlawfully Billed Parents for Millions of Dollars in Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges

 Amazon.com, Inc. has billed parents and other account holders for millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children,...