FTC Alters Competition, Consumer Protection Hearings

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Friday revealed changes designed to streamline the hearing and appeals process for competition and consumer protection complaints, including no longer requiring the videotaping of proceedings and defining when oral arguments must be held.

The agency also announced that it was seeking public comment on rules governing grocery store advertising.

Both announcements were part of the FTC's effort to review and revamp regulations in conjunction with an effort by the Obama administration to make government regulations more efficient. The effort aims to...
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