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Federal Trade Commission

Index Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. [1]

90 relations: Behavioral targeting, Bureau of Corporations, Business opportunity, Caspar Weinberger, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, Christine A. Varney, Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914, Coercive monopoly, Competition law, Competition regulator, Consent decree, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Consumer protection, Deborah Platt Majoras, Democratic Party (United States), Dick Thompson Morgan, Do Not Track, Edith Ramirez, Elizabeth Dole, Equitable remedy, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, False advertising, Federal Register, Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914, Federal Trade Commission Building, Franchising, Fraud, FTC fair information practice, FTC regulation of behavioral advertising, Funeral home, Funeral Rule, Green guides, Humphrey's Executor v. United States, Identity theft, In re Gateway Learning Corp., In re Sears Holdings Management Corp., Independent agencies of the United States government, Information broker, Inside Higher Ed, Interlocking directorate, IThenticate, J. Thomas Rosch, James C. Miller III, Janet Dempsey Steiger, Jeffrey Beall, John J. Carson, Jon Leibowitz, Joseph Simons, Joshua D. Wright, Julie Brill, ..., Mass media, Maureen Ohlhausen, Mergers and acquisitions, Michael Pertschuk, National Do Not Call Registry, OMICS Publishing Group, Opt-out, Orson Swindle, Pamela Jones Harbour, Paul Rand Dixon, Philip Elman, Predatory conference, Predatory open-access publishing, Progressive Era, Republican Party (United States), Retraction Watch, Robert Pitofsky, Rohit Chopra, Rulemaking, Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States, Stephen J. Spingarn, Sweepstake, Telemarketing fraud, Terrell McSweeny, Terry Calvani, Timothy Muris, Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Trust (business), U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, United States, United States Department of Commerce and Labor, United States Department of Justice, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division, United States presidential election, 1912, United States v. American Tobacco Co., United States v. Google Inc., Vertical restraints, Washington, D.C., William Kovacic, Woodrow Wilson. Expand index (40 more) »

Behavioral targeting

Behavioral targeting comprises a range of technologies and techniques used by online website brands, publishers and advertisers aimed at increasing the effectiveness of marketing and advertising using user web-browsing behavior information.

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Bureau of Corporations

The Bureau of Corporations, predecessor to the Federal Trade Commission, was created as an investigatory agency within the Department of Commerce and Labor in the United States.

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Business opportunity

A business opportunity (or bizopp) involves sale or lease of any product, service, equipment, etc.

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Caspar Weinberger

Caspar Willard "Cap" Weinberger (August 18, 1917 – March 28, 2006) was an American politician and businessman.

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Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) is a United States federal law, located at.

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Christine A. Varney

Christine A. Varney is an American lawyer, lobbyist, and internet policy and antitrust expert who is most widely known as a former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division for the Obama Administration and as a Federal Trade Commissioner for the Clinton Administration.

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Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914

The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 (codified at), was a part of United States antitrust law with the goal of adding further substance to the U.S. antitrust law regime; the Clayton Act sought to prevent anticompetitive practices in their incipiency.

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Coercive monopoly

In economics and business ethics, a coercive monopoly is a firm that is able to raise prices, and make production decisions, without risk of competition arising to draw away their customers.

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Competition law

Competition law is a law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies.

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Competition regulator

A competition regulator is a government agency, typically a statutory authority, sometimes called an economic regulator, which regulates and enforces competition laws, and may sometimes also enforce consumer protection laws.

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Consent decree

A consent decree is an agreement or settlement that resolves a dispute between two parties without admission of guilt (in a criminal case) or liability (in a civil case), and most often refers to such a type of settlement in the United States.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an agency of the United States government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector.

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Consumer protection

In regulatory jurisdictions that provide for this (a list including most or all developed countries with free market economies) consumer protection is a group of laws and organizations designed to ensure the rights of consumers, as well as fair trade, competition, and accurate information in the marketplace.

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Deborah Platt Majoras

Deborah Platt Majoras is the former chair of the Federal Trade Commission, appointed May 11, 2004, by President George W. Bush and sworn in on August 16, 2004.

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Democratic Party (United States)

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).

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Dick Thompson Morgan

Dick Thompson Morgan (December 6, 1853 – July 4, 1920) was a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.

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Do Not Track

The Do Not Track (DNT) header is the proposed HTTP header field DNT that requests that a web application disable either its tracking or cross-site user tracking (the ambiguity remains unresolved) of an individual user.

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Edith Ramirez

Edith Ramirez is a former Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, a post she assumed on March 4, 2013.

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Elizabeth Dole

Mary Elizabeth Alexander Hanford "Liddy" Dole (born July 29, 1936)Mary Ella Cathey Hanford, "Asbury and Hanford Families: Newly Discovered Genealogical Information" The Historical Trail 33 (1996), pp.

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Equitable remedy

Equitable remedies are judicial remedies developed by courts of equity from about the time of Henry VII to provide more flexible responses to changing social conditions than was possible in precedent-based common law.

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Pub. L. 95-109; 91 Stat. 874, codified as –1692p, approved on September 20, 1977 (and as subsequently amended) is a consumer protection amendment, establishing legal protection from abusive debt collection practices, to the Consumer Credit Protection Act, as Title VIII of that Act.

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False advertising

False advertising is the use of false, misleading, or unproven information to advertise products to consumers or advertising that does not disclose its source.

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Federal Register

The Federal Register (FR or sometimes Fed. Reg.) is the official journal of the federal government of the United States that contains government agency rules, proposed rules, and public notices.

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Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914

The Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914 established the Federal Trade Commission.

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Federal Trade Commission Building

The Federal Trade Commission Building is a federal building which serves as the headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Franchising

Franchising is based on a marketing concept which can be adopted by an organisation as a strategy for business expansion.

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Fraud

In law, fraud is deliberate deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right.

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FTC fair information practice

The United States Federal Trade Commission's fair information practice principles (FIPPs) are guidelines that represent widely accepted concepts concerning fair information practice in an electronic marketplace.

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FTC regulation of behavioral advertising

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been involved in oversight of the behavioral targeting techniques used by online advertisers since the mid-1990s.

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Funeral home

A funeral home, funeral parlor or mortuary, is a business that provides interment and funeral services for the dead and their families.

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Funeral Rule

The Funeral Rule, enacted by the Federal Trade Commission on April 30, 1984 and amended it effective 1994, was designed to protect consumers by requiring that they receive adequate information concerning the goods and services they may purchase from a funeral provider.

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Green guides

A green guide (or sustainability guide) is a set of rules and guidelines provided for the use of a general or selective population to achieve the goal of becoming more green or sustainable.

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Humphrey's Executor v. United States

Humphrey's Executor v. United States, 295 U.S. 602 (1935), was a United States Supreme Court case decided during the Franklin Delano Roosevelt presidency, regarding the powers that a President of the United States has to remove certain executive officials of a "quasi-legislative," "quasi-judicial" administrative body created by Congress, for purely political reasons and without the consent of Congress.

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Identity theft

Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else's identity, usually as a method to gain a financial advantage or obtain credit and other benefits in the other person's name, and perhaps to the other person's disadvantage or loss.

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In re Gateway Learning Corp.

In re Gateway Learning Corp, 138 F.T.C. 443 File No.

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In re Sears Holdings Management Corp.

In the middle of 2009 the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against Sears Holdings Management Corporation (SHMC) for unfair or deceptive acts or practices affecting commerce.

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Independent agencies of the United States government

Independent agencies of the United States federal government are those agencies that exist outside the federal executive departments (those headed by a Cabinet secretary) and the Executive Office of the President.

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Information broker

An information broker or data broker collects information about individuals from public records and private sources including census and change of address records, motor vehicle and driving records, user-contributed material to social networking sites, media and court reports, voter registration lists, consumer purchase histories, most-wanted lists and terrorist watch lists, bank card transaction records, health care authorities, and web browsing histories.

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Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed is a media company and online publication that provides news, opinion, resources, events and jobs focused on college and university topics.

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Interlocking directorate

Interlocking directorate refers to the practice of members of a corporate board of directors serving on the boards of multiple corporations.

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IThenticate

iThenticate is a plagiarism detection service for the corporate market, from iParadigms, LLC, which also runs the websites Turnitin and Plagiarism.org.

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J. Thomas Rosch

John Thomas Rosch (October 4, 1939 – March 30, 2016) was an American lawyer and former Commissioner of the United States Federal Trade Commission (1/1/2006-1/11/2013).

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James C. Miller III

James Clifford "Jim" Miller III (born June 25, 1942, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former U.S. government official and economist who served as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission between 1981 and 1985 and as Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan between 1985 and 1988.

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Janet Dempsey Steiger

Janet Steiger (June 10, 1939, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin – April 3, 2004, in Fort Myers, Florida) was an American politician.

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Jeffrey Beall

Jeffrey Beall is an American librarian.

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John J. Carson

John J. Carson was a 20th-century American politician who served in the Truman Administration as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission from 1949 to 1953.

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Jon Leibowitz

Jonathan David Leibowitz (born June 17, 1958) is an American lawyer who served as the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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Joseph Simons

Joseph Simons is an anti-trust attorney and the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Joshua D. Wright

Joshua D. Wright is a University Professor of Law at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.

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Julie Brill

Julie Brill, currently co-head of Hogan Lovells' Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, formerly served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission from April 6, 2010 to March 31, 2016.

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Mass media

The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.

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Maureen Ohlhausen

Maureen Kraemer Ohlhausen (born April 5, 1962) is a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organizations, or their operating units are transferred or consolidated with other entities.

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Michael Pertschuk

Michael Pertschuk (born January 12, 1933) is a consumer and public health advocate and former government official.

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National Do Not Call Registry

The National Do Not Call Registry is a database maintained by the United States federal government, listing the telephone numbers of individuals and families who have requested that telemarketers not contact them.

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OMICS Publishing Group

OMICS Publishing Group is a publisher of open access journals that is widely regarded as predatory.

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Opt-out

The term opt-out refers to several methods by which individuals can avoid receiving unsolicited product or service information.

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Orson Swindle

Orson Swindle (born March 8, 1937 in Thomasville, Georgia), a decorated Vietnam War prisoner of war, was a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission of the United States from December 18, 1997 to June 30, 2005.

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Pamela Jones Harbour

Pamela Jones Harbour (born July 15, 1959 in Albany, New York) was a former commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, an agency of the United States Government.

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Paul Rand Dixon

Paul Rand Dixon (29 September 1913 - 2 May 1996) was a decorated World War II veteran, chairman and commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission of the United States from 1961 to 1969 and again briefly in 1976.

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Philip Elman

Philip Elman (14 March 1918 – 30 November 1999) was an American lawyer at the United States Department of Justice and former member of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Predatory conference

Predatory conferences or predatory meetings are meetings set up to appear like legitimate scientific conferences but which are exploitative as they do not provide proper editorial control over presentations and advertising can include claims of involvement of prominent academics who are, in fact, uninvolved.

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Predatory open-access publishing

Predatory open-access publishing is an exploitative open-access academic publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals (open access or not).

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Progressive Era

The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States that spanned from the 1890s to the 1920s.

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Republican Party (United States)

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

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Retraction Watch

Retraction Watch is a blog that reports on retractions of scientific papers and on related topics.

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Robert Pitofsky

Robert Pitofsky, (born December 27, 1929) is the former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission of the United States from April 11, 1995 to May 31, 2001.

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Rohit Chopra

Rohit Chopra is an American consumer advocate and a Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission.

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Rulemaking

In administrative law, rule-making is the process that executive and independent agencies use to create, or promulgate, regulations.

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Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States

Standard Oil Co.

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Stephen J. Spingarn

Stephen J. Spingarn (1908–1984) was a mid-20th-century American lawyer and civil servant in the FDR, Truman, and (briefly) Eisenhower administrations, who last served as Special Counsel (1949) and Administrative Assistant to President Truman (1950) and lastly commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission (1950–1953) during transition to President Eisenhower.

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Sweepstake

A sweepstake is a type of contest where a prize or prizes may be awarded to a winner or winners.

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Telemarketing fraud

Telemarketing fraud is fraudulent selling conducted over the telephone.

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Terrell McSweeny

Terrell McSweeny is a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Terry Calvani

Terry Calvani (born January 29, 1947) is a lawyer, former government official and university professor.

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Timothy Muris

Timothy J. Muris (born November 18, 1949, in Massillon, Ohio) was the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission from 2001 to 2004.

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Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations

CFR Title 16 – Commercial Practices is one of fifty titles comprising the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), containing the principal set of rules and regulations issued by federal agencies regarding commercial practices.

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Trust (business)

A trust or corporate trust is a large grouping of business interests with significant market power, which may be embodied as a corporation or as a group of corporations that cooperate with one another in various ways.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is an independent agency of the United States government.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Department of Commerce and Labor

The United States Department of Commerce and Labor was a short-lived Cabinet department of the United States government, which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business.

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United States Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration. The Department of Justice administers several federal law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud, representing the United States government in legal matters (such as in cases before the Supreme Court), and running the federal prison system. The department is also responsible for reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The department is headed by the United States Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Jeff Sessions.

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United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division

The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division is a law enforcement agency responsible for enforcing the antitrust laws of the United States.

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United States presidential election, 1912

The United States presidential election of 1912 was the 32nd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1912.

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United States v. American Tobacco Co.

United States v. American Tobacco Company, 221 U.S. 106 (1911), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that the combination in this case is one in restraint of trade and an attempt to monopolize the business of tobacco in interstate commerce within the prohibitions of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890.

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United States v. Google Inc.

United States v. Google Inc. (No. CV 12-04177 SI (N.D. Cal. Nov. 16, 2012)) is a case in which the United States District Court for the Northern District of California approved a stipulated order for a permanent injunction and a $22.5 million civil penalty judgment, the largest civil penalty the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ever won in history.

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Vertical restraints

Vertical restraints are competition restrictions in agreements between firms or individuals at different levels of the production and distribution process.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.

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William Kovacic

William Evan Kovacic was the Commissioner of the United States Federal Trade Commission from January 4, 2006 to October 3, 2011.

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Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was an American statesman and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Trade_Commission

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