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2013-08-27 12:21:38

VALPARAISO, Ind., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Valparaiso Fire Department (the Ambulance Agency) received notice from Advanced Data Processing, Inc. (the Company), which handles billing for the Ambulance Agency, that certain patient records connected with the Ambulance Agency may have been improperly accessed. Accessed account information included name, date of birth, Social Security number and record identifier, but no medical information was accessed. On July 16, 2013, the...

2013-08-22 16:23:59

Hospital Authority will retain ownership of Palmyra Park Hospital ALBANY, Ga., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. (Phoebe Putney) today announced it and the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County have reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to address issues stemming from the acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital, now known as Phoebe north campus. Under the terms of the settlement, the Hospital Authority of...

2013-08-21 12:24:32

Company Will Provide Refunds to Consumers, Pay $1.2 Million to FTC WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global mobile marketer Jesta Digital, LLC, will provide refunds to a large number of consumers and pay an additional $1.2 million to the Federal Trade Commission as part of a settlement with the FTC, which alleged that Jesta crammed unwanted charges onto consumers' cell phone bills. According to the Commission's complaint, Jesta - which also does business as...

2013-08-15 12:29:28

DUBLIN, August 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fcrtlb/generic_growth) has announced the addition of the "Generic Growth Strategies - Market Driven by Impending Patent Cliff, Declining R&D Productivity and Government Initiatives to Reduce Healthcare Costs" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fcrtlb/generic_growth ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 )...

2013-08-06 16:28:46

Company Reports Earnings per Diluted Share of $0.51, Exceeds Company Guidance OWINGS MILLS, Md., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/NE24271LOGO-b ) "We are pleased with our ability to increase earnings ahead...

2013-07-31 23:17:46

Consumers equipped with the resources available at SharedSorrows.com are empowered to select ethical and cost-effective funeral service providers thereby avoiding heartache and hassles. El Paso, Texas (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just released the results of their annual funeral home inspections. Of approximately 20,000 funeral homes in the U.S.A., the FTC inspected only 123 providers of which 27 (18 percent) had significant violations. Unfortunately the FTC...

2013-07-30 23:04:58

Baby Boomers are perhaps the first generation of Americans to reach their golden years carrying debt, and aggressive debt collectors are increasingly taking advantage of declining health and vulnerabilities to collect. Nationally recognized consumer advocate Joel S Pate of American Collection Defense notes, a rise in the number of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) complaints filed by senior citizens over debts that are too old to collect, for amounts more than is owed and even for...

2013-07-23 16:20:50

WESTLAKE, Texas, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH), the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, today announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") is closing an investigation into Solera's May 29, 2012 acquisition of Actual Systems of America, Actual Systems UK Limited and Beech Systems Limited (collectively "Actual Systems"). Pursuant to the termination of the...

2013-07-22 23:22:13

Some 400 injury claims against Skechers related to its original toning shoe products are moving forward, some settlements have been reached and checks disbursed, announced attorney Robert Jenner, partner with Janet, Jenner & Suggs. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Injury claims against Skechers related to its original toning shoe products are moving forward and some settlements have been reached and checks disbursed, announced attorney Robert Jenner, partner with Janet,...

2013-07-11 12:20:50

PARK RIDGE, N.J., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("Hertz" together with its subsidiaries, the "Company" or "we") today announced that the Federal Trade Commission has issued a final consent order regarding Hertz's acquisition of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. Hertz acquired Dollar Thrifty in November 2012 pursuant to an interim agreement and proposed consent order entered into between the company and the FTC at that time. Under the terms...