Every year the FTC brings hundreds of cases against individuals and companies for violating consumer protection and competition laws that the agency enforces. These cases can involve fraud, scams, identity theft, false advertising, privacy violations, anti-competitive behavior and more. The Legal Library has detailed information about cases we have brought in federal court or through our internal administrative process, called an adjudicative proceeding.
Statement of Chair Lina M. Khan, Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, and Commissioner Alvaro M. Bedoya in the Matter of Resident Home LLC
The Department of Justice filed a civil penalties complaint alleging that Lithionics Battery, LLC ("Lithionics") and Steven Tartaglia violated Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a) and violated the Made in USA Labeling Rule, 16 C.F.R. Part 323 (the “MUSA Labeling Rule”), in connection with the labeling and advertising of certain battery systems containing significant imported content as “Made in USA." The complaint further alleges that Lithionics' expressed or implied representations that its products are all or virtually all made in the United States are false or unsubstantiated.
The FTC’s October 2018 complaint against Redwood Scientific charged the defendants with a scheme that used illegal robocalls to deceptively market dissolvable oral film strips as effective smoking cessation, weight-loss, and sexual-performance aids. Announced in June 2019 as part of a crackdown on illegal robocalls against operations around the country responsible for more than one billion calls, an initial settlement resolved the FTC’s charges against one defendant in the Redwood Scientific case, Danielle Cadiz. The order permanently banned Cadiz from all robocall activities, including ringless voicemails, and imposes a judgment of $18.2 million against Cadiz. In March 2022, the FTC announced the final court orders against all remaining defendants.