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The Federal Trade Commission has amended its rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), which requires that certain products carry labels identifying the contents, source, item quantity, and other information to help consumers compare products.
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) está entablando una acción legal contra unos comercializadores con base en Florida que promocionaron engañosamente sus suplementos de pérdida de peso como una alternativa comparable a la cirugía de bypass gástrico y que luego amenazaron...
The FTC has gone to court hundreds of times to stop allegedly misleading weight loss claims and Roca Labs’ “gastric bypass alternative” promises are no exception. But other parts of the complaint – including a count challenging the defendants’ use of consumer gag clauses as an unfair...
The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against the Florida-based marketers of a line of weight-loss supplements who allegedly made baseless claims for their products, and then threatened to enforce “gag clause” provisions against consumers to stop them from posting negative reviews and...
Shopping for an appliance or used car? The FTC has tips for consumers. What about when entrepreneurs are in the market for a franchise? We’ve got you covered there, too, with a recently updated publication, A Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Franchise.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 64,607 checks totaling $1.5 million to consumers who lost money to an online operation that illegally debited their bank accounts when they sought payday loans.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on Monday, September 21, in Washington, DC, to examine advertising for OTC homeopathic products. The event is free and open to the public, and more details can be found in the press release announcing it.
A West Virginia auto dealer, Ramey Motors Inc., has agreed to pay a $80,000 civil penalty to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit brought in 2014.
The California-based marketers of a software application for mobile devices and personal computers have agreed to stop making deceptive claims that their “Ultimeyes” app can improve users’ vision in order to settle FTC charges. Under the terms of a proposed settlement with the FTC, Carrot...
Baseball lore has it that Hall of Famer Ted Williams’ eyesight was so acute he could see the seams on a fastball. Developers of an app called Ultimeyes claimed that using their product “gives baseball players superhuman vision.” For some of us though, a daily task like reading a menu...
Para resolver los cargos que se procesan ilegalmente por más de $5.2 millones en pagos de consumidores por deudas de préstamos de día de pago que no deben, se someterá a los operadores de un esquema fraudulento de cobranza de deudas a una prohibición de carácter permanente que les impida actuar en...
The Fair Credit Reporting Act isn’t just about credit. If your company uses background checks in making personnel decisions, the FTC reminds you of your obligations under the FCRA. In honor of Throwback Thursday, here’s an unconventional old-school summary of key requirements under...
FTC charged that the operators illegally processed $5.2 million in payments from consumers for debts they did not owe.
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the New York State Public Service Commission (NY PSC) regarding that agency’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding.
Tricolor Auto Acceptance’s multi-hued name may be particularly appropriate. According to an FTC lawsuit, the company’s violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act were enough to make consumers see red, feel blue, and perhaps lose some green in the process.
Loan-Servicing Arm of Tricolor Auto Failed to Maintain Policies and Procedures Required by FCRA’s Furnisher Rule to Maintain Accuracy, Integrity of Consumer Information
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission provided feedback on proposed reforms to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
You don’t need to go to a water park to see performing seals. You can spot them on websites where they perform the function of conveying information about the purported environmental benefits of products. But do the groups offering those seals – and the companies that display them –...
El personal de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) ha enviado cartas de advertencia a cinco proveedores de sellos de certificación medioambiental y a 32 negocios que están usando dichos sellos, para alertarlos sobre las preocupaciones
When the conversation turns to health, the word “homeopathy” often pops up. But what is homeopathy? What does the consumer marketplace look like? And how does the FTC’s long-standing substantiation doctrine apply to claims for OTC products advertised as homeopathic? That's the topic...

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