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Is "Honey Bunches Of Oats" Cereal Primarily Sweetened With Honey?
As we head into back-to-school season, and start thinking about what kids will be eating for breakfast, a false advertising lawsuit about breakfast cereal seemed like a good place to start.
United States
4 Sep 2019
Senators Ask For Answers About the Meaning Of "Amazon's Choice"
United States Senators Robert Menendez and Richard Blumenthal recently wrote to Amazon, asking questions about how Amazon determines
United States
20 Aug 2019
What Are Consumers Complaining About?
Auto-related complaints are the most common consumer complaint, according to a recent survey of state and local consumer protection agencies conducted by the Consumer Federation of America.
United States
8 Aug 2019
FTC Wrestles With The Tension Between The Buy American Act And Its "Made In USA" Guidance
There's one other important take-away from the FTC's action here.
United States
6 Aug 2019
Vermont Attorney General Settles With Dollar General Over Pricing Issues
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced that his office has reached a settlement with DG Retail, LLC, also known as Dollar General, over allegations that the company violated Vermont's Consumer Protection Act.
United States
11 Jun 2019
Is An Advertiser Responsible For False Advertising If A Word Has Two Meanings?
That was the one of the issues in a recent lawsuit brought against computer storage device maker Sandisk.
United States
10 Jun 2019
NYC Department Of Consumer Affairs Celebrates 50 Years Of Enforcing Its Own Advertising Rules
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs -- which was just renamed the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection -- recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
United States
8 May 2019
NYS Department Of Financial Services Launches New Consumer Protection Division
The New York State Department of Financial Services announced that it has created a new Consumer Protection and Financial Enforcement Division.
United States
2 May 2019
Preemption And Lack Of Standing Bar Lawsuit Over The Use Of "Natural"
The Superior Court of the District of Columbia agreed, and granted the motion.
United States
17 Apr 2019
NYC Department Of Consumer Affairs Changes Name And Expands Mission
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs recently changed its name to the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.
United States
8 Apr 2019
Is "More" Puffery?
A lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois between credit score companies, Fair Isaac Corporation v. Trans Union, includes a short but interesting discussion about puffery.
United States
5 Apr 2019
FTC Gets $35M Settlement in Case Alleging Deceptive Marketing of Computer Repair Services
The FTC said that it intends to use the funds to provide refunds to consumers.
United States
3 Apr 2019
FTC Submits FY 2020 Budget Request To Congress, Highlighting Enforcement Priorities
The FTC said that it will continue protecting consumers from fraud.
United States
18 Mar 2019
Is The Tagline "Fresh. Local. Quality." Puffery Or A Claim?
That was one of the issues in a long-running dispute between Bimbo Bakeries USA and United States Bakery.
United States
14 Mar 2019
How Can You Make National Consumer Week Spark Joy For You?
For more than two decades, the Federal Trade Commission has celebrated "National Consumer Protection Week."
United States
8 Mar 2019
Can You Promote Unsafe Or Illegal Uses Of Your Product? Will A Disclaimer Help?
Do you have a claim against your competitor when the competitor advertises unsafe or illegal uses of its product? A recent federal case in California sheds some light on the issue.
United States
4 Mar 2019
What Are Consumers Complaining About To The FTC?
The FTC received about three million complaints from consumers in 2018.
United States
4 Mar 2019
FTC Brings First Case Challenging Fake Paid Reviews On An Independent Retail Website
After 3 weeks, I already lost 10 pounds for not eating a lot.
United States
28 Feb 2019
FTC To Hold Hearings On International Engagement
The FTC announced that, as part of its Hearings Initiative, "The FTC's Role in a Changing World," it will hold hearings on the FTC's international work.
United States
19 Feb 2019
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