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The Federal Trade Commission today sent warning letters to four marketers of caffeinated alcohol drinks. Citing incidents “suggesting that alcohol containing added caffeine presents unusual risks to health and safety,” the FTC letters warned that marketing of such beverages may constitute an unfair...
Federal Register Notice: Staff Report: Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Business Opportunities
Case: XACTA 3000, Inc., et al.
Case: P.C. Richard & Son, Inc.
Televisions manufactured after May 10, 2011 must display EnergyGuide labels so consumers shopping for TVs will have more information about different models and how much energy they use. A recent amendment to the Federal Trade Commission’s Appliance Labeling Rule will require the familiar yellow-and...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an enforcement policy statement on a new FTC rule that protects consumers by barring debt relief firms from collecting up-front fees. In its statement, the FTC says that while most companies that sell debt relief services over the telephone are now prohibited...
Closing Letter: Google Inquiry
October 27, 2010
Case: Allied Interstate, Inc.
Federal Register Notice: 16 C.F.R. Part 260: Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims: Request for Public Comment on Proposed, Revised Guides
Additional Information about Green Guides Review
Closing Letter: DCM Services LLC
October 4, 2010
Closing Letter: Phillips & Cohen Associates, LTD
October 4, 2010
Press Release: Per Congress, FTC Rescinds Regulations on Smokeless Tobacco, Authority to Move to HHS
In the wake of legislation passed by Congress last year, the Federal Trade Commission will rescind its regulations governing the format and display of health warnings on smokeless tobacco packages and advertising. The FTC was given the authority to issue these regulations under the Comprehensive...
Press Release: FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Deceptive Mortgage Ads
The Federal Trade Commission moved to further strengthen its longstanding enforcement program aimed at preventing deceptive mortgage advertising, proposing a rule that would ban misrepresentations for all mortgages and would allow the FTC and the states to seek civil penalties against those who...
Case: ChoicePoint Inc.
Press Release: Fees Telemarketers Pay to Access the National Do Not Call Registry Will Not Increase in FY 2011; FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Houghton International's Acquisition of D.A. Stuart GmbH was Anticompetitive
Fees Telemarketers Pay to Access the National Do Not Call Registry Will Not Increase in FY 2011 The fees that telemarketers pay to access phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain unchanged in fiscal year 2011, the Federal Trade Commission has announced. All telemarketers...
Closing Letter: Ritter Chemical LLC
August 23, 2010
Closing Letter: Lime Wire LLC
August 19, 2010
Case: Home Assure, LLC, et al.
The Federal Trade Commission is proposing revisions to the notices that consumer reporting agencies provide to consumers, and to users and furnishers of credit report information under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA requires the FTC to publish model notices for several forms that...
Press Release: FTC Warns Websites That Offer 'Free' Credit Reports: Disclose Federally Mandated Free Reports or Face Prosecution
The Federal Trade Commission is warning 18 Internet websites offering free credit reports that they must clearly disclose that a free report is available under federal law. The FTC’s recently amended Free Credit Reports Rule, which took effect April 2, 2010, requires certain disclosures to help...
Public Statement: Prepared Statement of The Federal Trade Commission on Protecting Youths in an Online World
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Closing Letter: Letter to XY Magazine and XY.com Regarding the Use, Sale, or Transfer of Personal Information Obtained During Bankruptcy Proceeding
July 1, 2010
Closing Letter: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
June 23, 2010
Press Release: Coming in 2011: New Labels for Light Bulb Packaging
Starting in mid-2011, the Federal Trade Commission announced today, consumers shopping for light bulbs will notice new labeling on packaging designed to help them choose among the different types of bulbs on the market – traditional incandescent bulbs, and newer high-efficiency compact fluorescent...
Case: Apply2Save, Inc., et al.
Case: Rite Aid Corporation
Press Release: FTC Investigation of Ad Claims that Rice Krispies Benefits Children's Immunity Leads to Stronger Order Against Kellogg
Leading cereal maker Kellogg Company has agreed to new advertising restrictions to resolve a Federal Trade Commission investigation into questionable immunity-related claims for Rice Krispies cereal. This is the second time in the last year that the FTC has taken action against the company. “We...