Advertising Practices Associate Director Mary K. Engle Leaving the FTC

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced today that Mary K. Engle, currently the Associate Director of the Division of Advertising Practices, will be retiring from the Commission...

Overseas Payment Processor and its Former CEO Settle FTC Allegations That They Enabled a...

A Latvian payment processor and its former CEO have agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint against them. The complaint alleges that they engaged in unlawful conduct that...

Defendants in FTC Credit Repair Scheme Case Agree to Settle Charges

Defendants face monetary judgments, bans from credit repair business, and prohibitions on other deceptive practices The operators of a bogus credit repair scheme are banned from the credit repair business...

Statement of Ian Conner, Director of FTC Bureau of Competition, Regarding the Announcement that...

Following the announcement that the parties are abandoning their proposed merger, Ian Conner, Director of the Bureau of Competition, made this statement: “The FTC unanimously voted to challenge this deal...

FTC Approves Final Order Requiring Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Celgene Corporation to Divest Psoriasis...

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company’s proposed $74 billion acquisition of Celgene Corporation would violate...

FTC and DOJ Announce Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines for Public Comment

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seek public comment on draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines. The draft guidelines, open to comment for 30 days,...

Defendants Who Helped Blast Consumers with Millions Of Cruise Line Robocalls Settle FTC Complaint

Telemarketers working with Grand Bahama Cruise Line pitched free vacations Three individuals and a telephone call center that helped Florida-based Grand Bahama Cruise Line LLC (GBCL) and others to...

FTC to Hold Workshop Tomorrow Regarding Non-Compete Agreements in the Workplace

WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop titled Non-Competes in the Workplace: Examining Antitrust and Consumer Protection Issues.  WHEN:Thursday January 9, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EDTWHERE:FTC’s Headquarters Building, Room...

Mortgage Broker That Posted Personal Information about Consumers in Response to Negative Yelp Reviews...

A California-based mortgage broker will pay $120,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other laws by revealing personal information about...

FTC Finalizes Settlement with Utah Company and its former CEO over Allegations they Failed...

The Federal Trade Commission has granted final approval to a settlement with a Utah-based technology company related to allegations that the firm failed to put in place reasonable security...

Consumer Protection

US CERT ALERTS

AA20-020A: Critical Vulnerability in Citrix Application Delivery Controller, Gateway, and SD-WAN...

Original release date: January 20, 2020SummaryOn January 19, 2020, Citrix released firmware updates for Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway versions 11.1...

Competition Press Releases

FTC and NY Attorney General Charge Vyera Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli, and Other Defendants with...

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal court against Vyera Pharmaceuticals, LLC, alleging an elaborate anticompetitive scheme to preserve a monopoly...

FTC Challenges Consummated Merger of Companies that Market Body-Worn Camera Systems to Large Metropolitan...

The Federal Trade Commission has issued an administrative complaint (a public version of which will be available and linked to this news release as...

FTC Challenges Illumina’s Proposed Acquisition of PacBio

Agency alleges acquisition would eliminate a nascent competitive threat to maintain Illumina’s monopoly in next-generation DNA sequencing systems The Federal Trade Commission has authorized an...