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For 100 years, the Federal Trade Commission has distinguished itself as a unique and nimble institution. The FTC continually evolves and innovates to promote competition and protect consumers. Please join the five current Commissioners as they lead a day-long examination of the FTC’...
Brief of the Federal Trade Commission urging the Ninth Circuit to reject the district court’s suggestion that the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) preempts state law privacy protections for people outside of COPPA’s coverage, including teenagers.
CORRECTED The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that a federal district court ruling that the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) preempts state privacy laws regarding children between 13 and 18 years of age was not...
Courtesy Auto Group of Attleboro, Mass., has agreed to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that the dealership violated the FTC Act by deceptively advertising that consumers could lease a vehicle for $0 down and specific monthly payments when, in fact, the advertised amounts excluded...
For people in the market for a car, an ad on YouTube for Massachusetts-based Courtesy Auto Group featured some eye-catching numbers:  “Get behind the wheel of the new 2013 Kia Sorento, now lease priced for $239 a month with zero down, or sale priced at $20,980.”  To emphasize the...
Reembolsos para las personas que compraron el aditivo para combustible llamado EnviroTabs
The operators of a business opportunity scheme have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they defrauded consumers through the sale of a work-at-home program that purportedly provided consumers with their own websites that would enable them to earn a significant income by...
The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a half-day event today in Durham, North Carolina, to discuss consumer protection in immigrant communities in North Carolina.
If you’re a stats fan – the kind that can recalculate a pitcher’s ERA before the runner slides across the plate – the release of the FTC’s fourth major study on the alcohol industry offers a wealth of empirical data for your consideration.  Based on information submitted by 14...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) publicó su cuarto importante estudio sobre el cumplimiento de las pautas de autorregulación del sector de bebidas alcohólicas, incluidas las pautas diseñadas para tratar las preocupaciones relacionadas con el acceso de los jóvenes al...
The Federal Trade Commission released its fourth major study on alcohol industry compliance with self-regulatory guidelines, including those designed to address concerns about youth access to alcohol marketing.
For many consumers in search of a bargain, outlet malls are the place to go. But did you know that merchandise sold at outlet stores can be manufactured exclusively for them, and may differ in quality from merchandise sold at non-outlet stores? You might get a good deal from an outlet store, but...
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE MOHAVE COUNTY ATTORNEY AND THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION I. Purpose The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") between the Mohave County Attorney and the Federal Trade Commission is to establish the terms and conditions of a...
When the FTC sued payday lender AMG Services in 2012, the complaint charged the defendants with a host of deceptive and unfair practices aimed at consumers already struggling to make ends meet.  Undisclosed fees and debt collection calls that threatened arrest were just a few of the...
U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro handed the Federal Trade Commission a significant victory in its crackdown on deceptive payday lenders, affirming a magistrate judge’s finding that the defendants in its AMG Services case are within the reach of FTC enforcement actions, even if they are...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Down to Earth Designs, Inc. made deceptive environmental claims for its gDiapers diaper system, which includes a reusable outer shell (gPants) and disposable pad inner liners (...

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