Restoring FTC Monetary Relief Authority: For Commission Members, Not One Size Fits All
House already passed legislation to amend Sec. 13(b) of FTC regulations and make explicit its authority to obtain injunctive and equitable relief in court, but differences in Democrat and Republican commission appointees' views on the authority was a key topic of discussion during a recent Energy and Commerce hearing.
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