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FTC Publishes New Civil Penalty Amounts for 2024

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published inflation-adjusted civil penalty amounts for 2024. The maximum civil penalty amount has now been increased from $50,120 to $51,744 per violation. According to the FTC press release:

“The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the FTC enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The Act directs agencies to implement annual inflation adjustments based on a prescribed formula. The new maximum civil penalty amounts became effective once they were published in the Federal Register on January 10.

The maximum civil penalty amount has increased from $50,120 to $51,744 for violations of Sections 5(l), 5(m)(1)(A), and 5(m)(1)(B) of the FTC Act, Section 7A(g)(l) of the Clayton Act, and Section 525(b) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. It has increased from $659 to $680 for violations of Section 10 of the FTC Act.

The maximum civil penalty amount has increased from $1,426,319 to $1,472,546 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 3-0.”

To continue reading the full press release from the FTC, click here.

And to delve deeper into the FTC’s adjusted civil penalty amounts for 2024, check out this JD Supra article from BakerHostetler.

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