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Rule Summary: Picture Tube Rule
Case: Texwipe Company
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 1169
Rule Summary: Fur Rules
Rule Summary: CAN-SPAM Rule
The CAN-SPAM Act requires the Commission to issue regulations “defining the relevant criteria to facilitate the determination of the primary purpose of an electronic mail message.” The CAN-SPAM Act applies almost exclusively to “commercial electronic mail messages”.
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: Guides For the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees
Rule Summary: Free Credit Report Rule
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Disposal Rule
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...
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Address Discrepancy Rule
Rule Summary: Guides for the Nursery Industry (“Nursery Guides”)
The Nursery Guides address numerous sales practices for outdoor plants, including deceptive claims as to quantity, size, grade, kind, species, age, maturity, condition, vigor, hardiness, growth ability, price, and origin or place where grown.
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: Zipatone, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 114, Page 376
Rule Summary: Fair Credit Reporting Act
Rule Summary: Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting
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: Mobil Oil Corporation
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 113
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(d)(2): Definition of "consumer report" (exclusions)
Advisory Opinion: Section 607(e): Procurement of reports for resale
Rule Summary: Wool Products Labeling Rules
The Wool Products Labeling Rules require labels on wool products disclosing the manufacturer's or marketer's name, the country where the product was processed or manufactured, and information about the fiber content.
Rule Summary: Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Environmental Guides" or "Green Guides")
The Green Guides were issued to help marketers ensure that the claims they are making are true and substantiated. The guidance they provide includes: general principles that apply to all environmental marketing claims; how consumers are likely to interpret particular claims and how marketers can...
Rule Summary: Furnisher Rule
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.