FTC Publishes Inflation-Adjusted Civil Penalty Amounts
The maximum civil penalty amount has increased from $41,484 to $42,530 for violations of Sections 5(l), 5(m)(l)(A) and 5(m)(l)(B) of the FTC Act, 7A(g)(l) of the Clayton Act and Section 525(b) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. It has increased from $545 to $559 for violations of Section 10 of the FTC Act.
The maximum civil penalty amount has increased from $1,180,566 to $1,210,340 for violations of Section 814(a) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The maximum civil penalty amounts for other law violations within the agency’s jurisdiction are listed in the Federal Register notice.
The Commission vote to publish the Federal Register notice amending Commission Rule 1.98 was 5-0. (The staff contact is Kenny A. Wright, Office of the General Counsel, 202-326-2907)
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