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FTC Revises Civil Penalty Amounts

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Federal Trade Commission is increasing for inflation many of the civil penalty amounts established under Commission Rule 1.98 for violations of certain laws enforced by the Commission. The new amounts are shown below and will apply from April 10.

- Section 6(b) of the Wool Products Labeling Act, 15 U.SC. 68d(b) (failure to maintain proper records of fiber content) - $210

- Section 3(e) of the Fur Products Labeling Act, 15 U.S.C. 69a(e) (failure to maintain  records) - $210

- Section 8(d)(2) of the Fur Products Labeling Act, 15 U.S.C. 69f(d)(2) (failure to maintain records) - $210

- Section 333(a) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, 42 U.S.C. 6303(a) (FTC enforcement of knowing violations) - $210

- Section 525(a) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, 42 U.S.C. 6395(a) (recycled oil labeling violations) - $8,500

- Section 814(a) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, 42 U.S.C. 17304 (violations of prohibitions on market manipulation and provision of false information to federal agencies) - $1,100,000

- Section 11(l) of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 21(l) (violations of cease and desist orders issued under Clayton Act section 11(b)) - $8,500

- Section 10 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 50 (failure to file reports required by FTC Act) - $210 

- Section 5 of the Webb-Pomerene (Export Trade) Act, 15 U.S.C. 65 (failure to file required business information with the Commission) - $210

- Section 1115(a) of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act  of 2003, Pub. L. No. 108-173, 21 U.S.C. 355 note (failure to comply with filing requirements) - $12,100 

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