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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Down to Earth Designs, Inc. made deceptive environmental claims for its gDiapers diaper system, which includes a reusable outer shell (gPants) and disposable pad inner liners (...
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a seminar on alternative scoring products in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2014, and invites webcast viewers to submit questions online. Staff will live-tweet the seminar, and take questions via Twitter, Facebook, and email.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming privacy seminar examining the scope and effects of alternative scoring products, which will take place March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued final amendments to its Textile Labeling Rules, addressing fiber content and country-of-origin disclosures. The Rules implement the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, which requires that certain textiles sold in the United States carry labels...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged an Arkansas auto dealer, Abernathy Motor Company, and its two principals, with failing to display a “Buyers Guide” on used vehicles offered for sale, as required by the FTC’s Used Car Rule. Each violation could result in a civil penalty of up to $16,000.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed safe harbor program that the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeep Safe) has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court halted a debt collection operation that the agency charged with violating the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Fair Debt Collection Act by misrepresenting that they were with the government, falsely accusing consumers of...
The Commission in recent years has issued various opinions, orders and trade regulation rules that are concerned with the need for affirmative disclosures in connection with certain kinds of representations. These disclosures have been required, in general terms, to be "clear and conspicuous"....
The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress today on actions it has taken to help ensure that concussion protection claims made for football helmets and other sports equipment are truthful and supported by reliable scientific evidence.
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, arguing that a federal district court erroneously dismissed a consumer’s class action complaint against a debt collector. Filed in the U.S.
The Federal Trade Commission, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice, has settled a complaint against a Massachusetts-based home security company that illegally called millions of consumers on the FTC’s National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry to pitch home security systems.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Aaron’s Inc., a national rent-to-own retailer, knowingly played a direct and vital role in its franchisees’ installation and use of software on rental computers that secretly monitored...
Federal Trade Commission staff, in response to a request for public comment from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), submitted comments on March 7, 2014 on CMS’s proposed changes in contracting for Medicare Part D.
Hiring decisions are among the most important choices for any employer, but the process can be complex. For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have co-published two short guides on employment background checks that explain the...
The Federal Trade Commission has submitted its Fiscal Year 2015 budget request to Congress, including the FY 2015 Budget Overview Statement, and FY 2014 and FY 2015 Performance Plans required under the Government Performance and Results and Modernization Act of 2010. The FTC’s formal budget...
Federal Trade Commission staff has issued a policy paper suggesting that state legislators should be cautious when evaluating proposals to limit the scope of practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). By limiting the range of services APRNs may provide and the extent to which they...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the agency is announcing a modified 10-year regulatory review schedule.
A federal court has ordered marketers of bogus diabetes remedies to pay for violating Section 5 of the FTC Act.
In an action brought by the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has banned a Slovakia-based operation from the online directory business and entered a $9 million judgment against them. “The last thing small business owners need is someone trying to trick them out of their hard-earned money...

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