FTC's formal adjudication scheme in which ALJs (or, alternatively, one or more Commission members) serve as presiding officers. Substantive matters heard include: (a) administrative enforcement actions under a variety of federal trade laws within the Commission's jurisdiction; and (b) adjudicative hearings in rulemaking proceedings under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act for receipt of evidence in certain circumstances. A proceeding commences when Commission affirmatively votes to issue a complaint. FTC-style formal adjudication is very formal, with rules of practice and procedure akin to those in federal district court.
|Level||Name of Office||Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?|
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1