The US FTC imposes a civil penalty on a toy retailer for violating a 13-year-old antitrust order governing its dealings with suppliers (Toys “R” Us)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) imposed on Toys "R" Us a $1.3 million civil penalty [1] for violating a 13-year-old antitrust order. This fine highlights that FTC orders can stay in force for 20 years—and potentially indefinitely if they are obtained in district court [2]—and that the FTC actively monitors old orders and consent decrees. As a result, it is important for companies to be aware of all relevant

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  • Sidley Austin (Washington)
  • WilmerHale (Washington)
  • Kirkland & Ellis (Washington)
  • WilmerHale (Washington)

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James W. Lowe, Leon B. Greenfield, Jeffrey Ayer, Kenneth Merber, The US FTC imposes a civil penalty on a toy retailer for violating a 13-year-old antitrust order governing its dealings with suppliers (Toys “R” Us), 29 mars 2011, e-Competitions March 2011, Art. N° 36745

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