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Public Event: Green Packaging Claims
April 30, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on April 30, 2008, to examine developments in green packaging claims and consumer perception of such claims. This workshop is one component of the Commission’s regulatory review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing...
Closing Letter: Fashion Angels Enterprises
April 24, 2008
Public Event: Innovations in Health Care Delivery
April 24, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop on April 24, 2008, to examine recent trends in health care delivery. In a series of panel discussions, workshop participants will consider the competition and consumer protection issues regarding particular health care delivery...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 08-1
Discusses the interplay between the recordkeeping requirements of the Telemarketing Sales Rule and the Do Not Call and Call Abandonment "safe harbor" provisions.
Closing Letter: Design Assistance Construction Systems, Inc.
April 15, 2008
Closing Letter: Mars Animal Research Policy Statement
April 7, 2008
Closing Letter: NovaStar Financial, Inc. and NovaStar Mortgage Inc.
April 4, 2008
Press Release: Commission Issues Advisory Opinion on FDCPA and Debt Collectors; FTC Extends Comment Period for Mobile Town Hall
Issuance of Commission advisory opinion: The Commission has issued an advisory opinion stating that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act does not prohibit a debt collector in the foreclosure context from communicating with consumers regarding possible settlement options that may assist consumers...
Closing Letter: Vonage Holding Corp.
March 25, 2008
Closing Letter: WUK Music Group
March 12, 2008
Press Release: FTC Approves Federal Register Notice on Funeral Rule
The Federal Trade Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice closing the regulatory review of the Trade Regulation Review on Funeral Industry Practices (the Funeral Rule) and retaining the Rule in its current form. Since its inception in 1984, the Funeral Rule has ensured...
Closing Letter: Monster Worldwide, Inc.
March 6, 2008
January 8, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on January 8, 2008 to examine the emerging market for carbon offsets (i.e., greenhouse gas emission reduction products) and renewable energy certificates, and related advertising claims. The workshop will focus on consumer...
Press Release: Undercover Funeral Home Inspections in Nine States Yield Mixed Results; FTC Reminds Providers They Must Give Price Lists to Consumers
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that in 2007, law enforcement sweeps of 174 funeral homes in nine states found significant violations of the FTC’s Funeral Rule at 26 funeral homes and minor compliance deficiencies at 66 others. “Consumers making funeral arrangements are entitled to...
Press Release: FTC Announces Publication of Second Federal Register Notice and Comment Period on Survey of Information Sharing Practices with Affiliates
Section 214(e) of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act requires the Federal Trade Commission, the federal banking agencies, and the National Credit Union Administration to “jointly conduct regular studies of the consumer information sharing practices by financial institutions and other...
Public Event: Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft
December 10, 2007
The FTC hosted a public workshop, "Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft," to explore the uses of Social Security numbers in the private sector and the role of SSNs in identity theft. This workshop continues the work of the President's Identity Theft Task Force, and, in particular, its...
Closing Letter: Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust
December 6, 2007
Closing Letter: The Baby Einstein Company, LLC
December 5, 2007
Closing Letter: The Brainy Baby Company, LLC
December 5, 2007
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 07-10
Discusses the circumstances under which the Rule requires funeral providers to list "direct cremation" on their price lists, including whether the disclosure must be made if the provider offers only cremation packages, not direct cremation as defined by the Rule.
Closing Letter: Cadbury Adams/Halls ProHealth Defense Dietary Supplement
November 21, 2007