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Rule Summary: Mail, Internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule
The Rule, issued in 1975, requires sellers who solicit buyers to order merchandise through the mail, via the Internet, or by phone to have a reasonable basis to expect that the sellers can ship within the advertised time frame, or, if no time frame is specified, within 30 days. The Rule also...
Case: Vons Companies, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 113, Page 779
Rule Summary: Franchise Rule
The Franchise Rule gives prospective purchasers of franchises the material information they need in order to weigh the risks and benefits of such an investment. The Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document containing 23 specific items of information...
Rule Summary: Unavailability Rule
Case: G.C. Thorsen, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 1179
Rule Summary: Fair Credit Billing Act
Rule Summary: Energy Labeling Rule
Rule Summary: Interpretations of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
Rule Summary: Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil
The Rule, which is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, prescribes testing procedures and labeling standards for recycled oil.
Rule Summary: Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act
The Hobby Protection Act, passed by Congress in 1973, covers imitation political items (e.g., buttons, posters, stickers, etc.), as well as imitation numismatic items (e.g., various coins, tokens, paper money, commemorative medals) that are required to be marked with certain identifying information...
Rule Summary: Business Opportunity Rule
Case: Nationwide Industries
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 853
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(3)(A): Credit transaction
Rule Summary: Used Car Rule
The Used Car Rule, formally known as the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule, has been in effect since 1985. It requires car dealers to display a window sticker, known as a Buyers Guide, on the used cars they offer for sale. The Buyers Guide discloses whether the dealer offers a warranty and,...
The Safeguards Rule requires financial institutions under FTC jurisdiction to have measures in place to keep customer information secure. In addition to developing their own safeguards, companies covered by the Rule are responsible for taking steps to ensure that their affiliates and service...
Rule Summary: Guides Against Deceptive Pricing
Rule Summary: Eyeglass Rule
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Affiliate Marketing
Rule Summary: Contact Lens Rule
The Contact Lens Rule contains two key requirements. The first requirement is that contact lens prescribers (i.e., optometrists and ophthalmologists) must provide patients with a copy of their contact lens prescriptions at the completion of a contact lens fitting. The second requirement is that a...
Rule Summary: Holder in Due Course Rule
The Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses [Holder in Due Course Rule], formally known as the "Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Preservation of Consumers' Claims and Defenses," protects consumers when merchants sell a consumer's credit contracts to other lenders. Specifically, it preserves...
Case: Texwipe Company
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 1169
Rule Summary: Telemarketing Sales Rule
Rule Summary: Picture Tube Rule
Rule Summary: Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA or Act), enacted in 1967, directs the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration to issue regulations requiring that all "consumer commodities" be labeled to disclose net contents, identity of commodity, and name and place of business of...
Case: DeMert & Dougherty, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 841
Rule Summary: Textile Fiber Rule
The Textile Fiber Rule requires that certain textiles sold in the United States carry labels disclosing the generic names and percentages by weight of the constituent fibers in the product, the manufacturer or marketer name, and the country where the product was processed or manufactured.
Rule Summary: Fur Rules
Rule Summary: Guides For the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees
Rule Summary: Free Credit Report Rule