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Advisory Opinion: Section 623(b): Duty of furnishers to investigate consumer disputes
Advisory Opinion: Section 611(a): Investigation of consumer disputes by CRAs
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(3)(F): Legitimate business need
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(d)(1): Definition of "consumer report" (general)
Advisory Opinion: Section 616-617: Civil liability
Advisory Opinion: Section 609(a)(1): Information to be disclosed
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 00-4
Discusses whether a non-profit, tax exempt corporation qualifies as a "franchisor" under the Franchise Rule.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 00-3
Discusses the application of the single trademark license exemption.
Press Release: FTC and FCC Issue Joint Policy Statement On Deceptive Advertising of Long Distance Telephone Services
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today issued a joint Policy Statement to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive advertising and marketing of long distance services, including dial-around services -- often called "10-10" numbers. The Policy...
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(3)(C): Underwriting of insurance
Advisory Opinion: Section 623(a)(1): Duty of furnishers to provide accurate information
Advisory Opinion: Section 623(a)(2): Duty of furnishers to correct and update information
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 00-2
Discusses whether the required payment element is satisfied if the franchisee pays no initial up-front franchise fee, but leases the premises and equipment from the restaurant-franchisor, pays a "working capital" deposit, and must permit the withdrawal of funds from a shared franchisor-franchisee "...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 00-1
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a program offering advertising opportunities involving Internet Web sites.
January 11, 2000
The public forum reviewed the "do-not-call" provision of the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). The "do-not-call" provision prohibits sellers or telemarketers from calling persons who have previously stated that they do not wish to be called. This forum was the first in a series of public forums...
Advisory Opinion: Section 605(a)(5): Time limits: Reporting adverse information (general)
Closing Letter: H.J. Heinz Company
December 15, 1999
Closing Letter: Nuclear Energy Institute
December 15, 1999
Advisory Opinion: Section 613: Public record information for employment purposes
Public Event: Funeral Rule Review Workshop
November 18, 1999
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 99-7
Responds to requests for clarification of Advisory 99-6 addressing business consultants' disclosure obigations.
Public Event: Online Profiling Public Workshop
November 8, 1999
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA") of the United States Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop on "online profiling," the practice of aggregating information about consumers' preferences and interests, gathered primarily...
Advisory Opinion: Section 605(a)(1): Time limits: Bankruptcies
November 4, 1999
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) convened a joint public forum to address the advertising and marketing of long-distance services, including dial-around services -- often called "10-10" numbers. The forum provided an opportunity for government,...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop on November 18, 1999, to discuss issues relevant to the recently-initiated review of the Funeral Rule. The workshop conference will give the FTC staff and interested parties an opportunity to explore areas of significant controversy or...
Press Release: Marketer of Federally Insured Home Improvement Loans Agrees to Pay Civil Penalty for Violations of Federal Law
Unicor Funding, Inc., a California-based marketer of federally insured home improvement loans ("Title 1" loans), has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $100,000 for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The company also has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceptively...
Advisory Opinion: Section 607(a): Reasonable procedures to comply with §§ 604 and 605
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(e): Definition of "investigative consumer report"
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(f): Definition of "consumer reporting agency"
Advisory Opinion: Section 605(b): Time Limits: Exempted cases