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Court Agrees That Suppressing Reviews Unfair
This is the culmination of a case initiated by the FTC in 2015 against Roca Labs and its principals.
United States
28 Sep 2018
FTC, EFTA, ROSCA, TSR...Not A Tasty Alphabet Soup
The FTC announced today that it obtained a court order barring the two remaining defendants in a group of marketers from engaging in deceptive marketing and billing tactics.
United States
9 Jul 2018
Consumers Get Difference Between "FDA Cleared" and "FDA Approved," Says Court
As a New Yorker, I can barely walk down a city street without seeing an ad for CoolSculpting, the process that promises to rid me of my love handles ...
United States
18 Jun 2018
The FTC has announced settlements with the operators of a get-rich-quick scheme alleged to have falsely claimed that consumers could earn big money working ...
United States
18 Jun 2018
Florida AG Slams Restaurants: Says Locavore Claims Untrue
Florida AG Pam Bondi has filed a complaint against the Miami-based Icebox Cafe and its owner for allegedly supplying non-locally sourced or sustainable products as touted on restaurants' menus.
United States
9 May 2018
NAD Re-Opens Case From 1994
P&G, maker of Metamucil, challenged claims by GlaxoSmithKline for its competitive laxative product, Citrucel. GSK claimed, among other things, that unlike Metamucil, Citrucel does not ferment.
United States
2 Mar 2018
NAD Sends Recalitrant Advertiser To FTC And FDA Over Product Name
The National Advertising Division has referred advertising claims made by Kramer Laboratories, Inc. (challenged by a competitor) to the Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration ...
United States
26 Feb 2018
Love Can't Auto-Renew (Without Consent)
Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley announced today a settlement in a consumer protection action against eHarmony.
United States
23 Feb 2018
AdoreMe Not So Adorable Says FTC
The FTC recently announced a $1.3 million settlement with online lingerie seller, AdoreMe. The FTC charged AdoreMe with falsely promising consumers who joined AdoreMe's VIP program ...
United States
22 Feb 2018
FTC Issues Guidance To Multi Level Marketers
Companies like Mary Kay, Amway and Herbalife will be paying close attention to today's news from the FTC.
United States
20 Feb 2018
Flu Shot Reminder Text Message Didn't Violate TCPA
In the continuing battle between would-be class action plaintiffs and entities relying on text messaging to communicate with consumers (and, here, patients), the Second Circuit ...
United States
20 Feb 2018
Woof! NAD Reviews Environmental And Food Safety Claims
Olivet also provided a no objection letter from the FDA that addressed its capability to clean and produce recycled plastic material for use in the manufacture of food contact articles.
United States
15 Feb 2018
FTC Finds "All Natural" Claim Violated FTC Act
The FTC has issued a Final Order against California Naturel, Inc., a seller and marketer of personal care products, finding that the company's "all natural" claims were false...
United States
29 Dec 2016
Federal Trade Commission Speaks On Use Of "All Natural" And "100% Natural" Claims In Advertising
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") joined the widely publicized "natural" products debate by issuing four settlements and bringing a new complaint relating to misleading "all natural" or "100% natural" advertising claims.
United States
14 Apr 2016
FTC Settles First Native Advertising Case Against Fashion Retailer
Less than three months after issuing guidance to marketers on native advertising, the FTC has brought and settled its first native advertising case against national retailer Lord & Taylor.
United States
23 Mar 2016
FTC Challenges Consumer Gag Clauses As Unfair Practices
In two recent matters, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") challenged so-called gag clauses or non-disparagement provisions incorporated in contracts between marketers and consumers...
United States
14 Oct 2015
FTC Shuts Down Revenge Porn Site
Earlier this year, the FTC publicly banned the operator of an alleged "revenge porn" website from sharing nude videos or photographs of people without their affirmative express consent.
United States
18 May 2015
But Wait, There’s More: Infomercial Product Marketer Will Pay $8 Million To Settle
Have you ever wondered whether a late-night television infomercial offer was too good to be true? Advertising regulators wonder the same thing.
United States
17 Mar 2015
Not Satisfied: FTC Says Car Shipment Broker Misrepresented Online Reviews
AmeriFreight, an automobile shipment broker, has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived customers by advertising the quantity and quality of its online customer reviews.
United States
6 Mar 2015
Get Ready For Changes To Fair Packaging And Labeling Act Regulations
There's news for consumer product manufacturers, packagers and distributors. On January 22, 2015, the FTC proposed to amend its Fair Packaging and Labeling Act ("FPLA") rules.
United States
9 Feb 2015
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