Media Advisory: March 30, 2001 FTC, Department of Commerce Host Public ESIGN Workshop, April 3
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce will host a day-long workshop to examine the benefits and burdens of the consumer consent provision of the new Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN). Congress enacted ESIGN to facilitate the use of electronic records and signatures in interstate and foreign commerce and to remove uncertainty about the validity of contracts entered into electronically.
For Your Information: March 28, 2001 Promoters of Dietary Supplement That Purports to Treat Snoring Agree to Settle FTC Charges
The company that manufacturers and sells a throat spray that purportedly reduces or eliminates snoring and the company that produced infomercials promoting the product have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they did not have adequate substantiation to back up the claims they made about the efficacy of the product.
March 28, 2001
For Your Information: March 28, 2001 Announced Actions for March 28, 2001
Approved amendments to Parts 2, 3 and 4 of the FTC's Regulations on Organization, Procedure and Rules of Practice
For Your Information: March 23, 2001 Announced Actions for March 23, 2001
Approved trustee agreement in Dow Chemical Company and Union Carbide Corporation; The 23rd Annual Report to Congress on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA); Modified consent agreement El Paso Energy Corporation/The Coastal Corporation.
For Release: March 20, 2001 FTC Continues to "Stamp Out" Job Fraud
Continuing its national effort to "Stamp Out Job Fraud," the Federal Trade Commission today announced five law enforcement actions against nine companies and seven individuals promising jobs with the federal or state government or the U.S. Postal Service.
For Your Information: March 20, 2001 Announced Actions for March 20, 2001
The Commission has approved a trustee agreement regarding the following matter: Boeing/Hughes Space and Communications.
March 19, 2001
For Release: March 19, 2001 FTC Sues Day Trading Seminar Promoter Over Deceptive Ad Claims
In its seventh case challenging deceptive advertising claims made by "day trading" investment advisors, the Federal Trade Commission has filed suit in U.S. District Court against Timothy Cho and Tim Cho Investment Corporation ("TCI"), alleging that the defendants made false and deceptive advertising claims for TCI's training seminar on day trading.
March 16, 2001
For Your Information: March 16, 2001 Announced Actions for March 16, 2001
The Commission has received applications for five proposed divestitures from the following: El Paso Energy Corporation/The Coastal Corporation. The applications concern the merger of El Paso and Coastal, which was the subject of a proposed consent agreement for public comment announced by the FTC on January 29, 2001.
For Your Information: March 14, 2001 Announced Actions for March 14, 2001
Approved comments to Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on Amendments to the provisions of regulation Z and Amendments to the provisions of regulation C.
March 13, 2001
For Your Information: March 13, 2001 Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 1999
The Federal Trade Commission's annual report on cigarette sales and advertising for 1999 shows that cigarette sales fell from 1998 to1999, but advertising and promotional expenditures increased significantly.
For Your Information: March 9, 2001 Announced Actions for March 9, 2001
Approval of notice of dismissal in FTC v. Ty Anderson, et al.; Complaint filed in Associates First Capital Corporation and Associates Corporation of North America; Final consent order in Indigo Investment Systems, Inc.
For Your Information: March 6, 2001 Announced Actions for March 6, 2001
Amended complaint in Verity International Ltd., et al.; Preliminary Injunction issued in The Crescent Publishing Group, Inc., et al.
For Release: March 6, 2001 California Car Wash Franchisor Settles Ftc Charges
The Car Wash Guys International, Inc., based in Agoura Hills, California, and its principals have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made false earnings claims to market and sell mobile car washing franchises throughout the United States.