Advisory Opinions

FTC staff issue advisory opinions to help clarify FTC rules and decisions, often in response to requests from businesses and industry groups. To find a specific opinion, use the filters on this page.

Opinion 07-1

Discusses the application of the Telemarketing Sales Rule to a proposed business plan involving the sale of automobile service contracts.

Opinion 07-2

Discusses whether funeral providers may routinely charge a fee for the refrigeration of bodies that is separate from the non-declinable basic services fee, and whether funeral providers may charge a fee, separate from the non-declinable basic services fee, for the use of an automobile to obtain...

Opinion 07-3

Reiterates the long-standing policy that funeral providers may not require consumers to inspect and accept third-party merchandise.

Opinion 07-1

Discusses under what circumstances a funeral provider may need a contract with a cemetery provider to provide either a good faith estimate of the cemetery costs or the actual costs.

Opinion 06-2

Discusses the application of the Telemarketing Sales Rule's "Established Business Relationship" exemption to an Internet-based lead generation mechanism. 

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