Commission authorization of the staff to file amended complaint: The Commission has authorized the staff to file an amended complaint in the matter currently pending against Cleverlink Trading Limited, Real World Media, Brian D. Muir, Jesse Goldberg, and Caleb Wolf Wickman. The Commission’s original complaint in this matter, filed in May 2005, alleged the corporate and individual defendants violated the CAN-SPAM Act through millions of e-mails sent to promote their adult Web sites. The court granted the FTC’s motion for a temporary restraining order against the defendants on May 16, 2005. Through this action, the staff has filed an amended complaint seeking to add Crazy Protocol Communications, Inc., a California corporation, as a defendant in this matter.
The Commission vote authorizing the staff to file the amended complaint was 5-0. (FTC File No. X050048, Civil Action No. 05C 2889; the staff contact is Steve M. Wernikoff, FTC Midwest Region, 312-960-5630; see press release dated May 26, 2005.)
Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning New Millennium Orthopedics, LLC, et al. The vote to approve the final consent order was 5-0. (FTC File No. 031-0087; the staff contact is Gwen Fanger, FTC Western Region, San Francisco, 415-848-5196; see press release dated May 2, 2005.)
Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.