On April 12, 2011, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that the agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to work together and share information on non-public energy investigations.  The CFTC and FTC were unanimous in approving the MOU.
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On May 18, 2010, the U.S. Senate approved by voice vote an amendment to the financial reform bill (S. 3217, the “Restoring America’s Financial Stability Act”), which would attempt to resolve the ongoing jurisdictional debate between FERC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”).
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Just announced, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has suspended enforcement of the Red Flags Rule for a third time, resulting in a new compliance date of November 1, 2009, which is an additional three month delay from the most recent compliance date of August 1, 2009 (see May 1, 2009 edition of the WER).
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