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Another Get Rich Quick Scheme In The FTC's Crosshairs
Stay tuned for more about this case and perhaps more enforcement actions from the FTC and the states against other business opportunity schemes.
United States
9 Oct 2019
Aspiration Is Not Substantiation
From chickens to pigs: NAD issued its second press release this week announcing a Decision involving animal welfare claims.
United States
24 Sep 2019
When Is A Picture NOT Worth A Thousand Words?
It's amazing how many blog posts we've written about chickens. Or, rather, cases involving chickens.
United States
23 Sep 2019
Again With The Not-So-Free Free Trials? FTC Gets Injunction
It's important to keep the back end in mind too: consumers must be able to cancel easily.
United States
10 Sep 2019
FTC Holds Company Responsible For Its Lead Generators' Unlawful Activities
The FTC has announced that the operator of several post-secondary and vocational schools, Career Education Corporation (CEC)
United States
30 Aug 2019
New York Attorney General Hits Dollar Stores For Selling Expired And Obsolete Products
Following the Vermont AG's settlement with Dollar General in June, New York Attorney General Leticia James has just announced that the discount chains Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Family Dollar will now pay $1.2 million ...
United States
29 Aug 2019
Claims Substantiation: Hot And Sweaty Lessons From The Trenches
And from the trenches, I mean other lawyers' trenches: this wasn't my case, but I did learn from it.
United States
8 Aug 2019
Court Allows State UDAP Claims Over Re-Shelved Cosmetic Products To Proceed
This case involves a putative class of customers who shopped at defendant Ulta Salon's retail cosmetic stores across the country.
United States
18 Jun 2019
Suppressing Customer Reviews Not "Shore To Please" The FTC
These actions follow three in May also enforcing the CRFA.
United States
10 Jun 2019
Risk Free: Not For These Marketers
Free trials. Auto-renewals. Negative options. Continuity programs. ROSCA. You've seen these words a lot in this blog because of the surfeit of regulatory actions involving really shady marketers who take consumers' money...
United States
5 Jun 2019
Don't Suppress Customer Reviews: The FTC Really Means It
These three new actions, however, are the first to focus exclusively on violations of the CRFA.
United States
19 May 2019
Just How Smart Are You?
And if these practices weren't enough to get the FTC's attention, the defendants also engaged in deceptive marketing practices.
United States
26 Apr 2019
Snacks For Props: FTC Says No
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the FTC would crack down on a company that provided free products to consumers in exchange for posting positive reviews.
United States
5 Apr 2019
Pittsburgh Dieters Get Refund Checks From The FTC
Following from the settlement of this action in 2017, the FTC has just announced that it is mailing nearly $2 million in checks to Pittsburgh area consumers ...
United States
12 Mar 2019
The Truth Will Set You FREE
Regulation, enforcement actions, credit card rules: free trials and auto-renew programs have it all.
United States
4 Mar 2019
California Prosecutors Get Tough On Auto-Renewal Programs
Guthy-Renker LLC, one of the world's largest direct marketing companies, and distributor of Pro-Activ and Wen products, has agreed to change its auto-renew practices as part of a settlement negotiated with a task force ...
United States
26 Feb 2019
When Are Advertisers Responsible For Unsupported Claims Made By Consumers On Third Party Sites? NAD Weighs In.
NAD has just examined, for the first time, the extent to which an advertiser is responsible for claims made by consumers via reviews posted on third-party retail sites and known by the advertiser to be inaccurate or unsupported.
United States
12 Feb 2019
And Another: DC Enacts Strict Auto Renew Law
Joining a growing list of states (not to mention the feds), DC has enacted a law governing auto renewal programs: the Automatic Renewal Protections Act of 2018.
United States
6 Feb 2019
AG Alleges Thrift Store Chain Deceives Consumers And Donors; Chain Claims Ads Protected By First Amendment
Back in 2017, Washington's Attorney General sued TVI, Inc., the for-profit company that owns Value Village, the country's largest for-profit thrift store chain.
United States
28 Jan 2019
NAD Examines Paypal Advertising And Looks To CFPB For Guidance
As part of its routine monitoring program, where it examines claims on its own initiation without a competitor challenge ...
United States
25 Jan 2019
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