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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 (...
Good news?  About funerals?  That’s not a headline you read every day.  But the results of the FTC’s latest undercover inspections to check if funeral homes are complying with the Funeral Rule yielded some positive results – and sounded cautionary notes for some members of the...
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a seminar on alternative scoring products in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2014, and invites webcast viewers to submit questions online. Staff will live-tweet the seminar, and take questions via Twitter, Facebook, and email.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming privacy seminar examining the scope and effects of alternative scoring products, which will take place March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.
“A word to the wise should be sufficient.”  We’re not sure who first coined that proverb.  Aesop?  King Solomon?  Ben Franklin?  But whoever it was, if he's in the market for a used car in Arkansas, here’s news he might want to consider.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued final amendments to its Textile Labeling Rules, addressing fiber content and country-of-origin disclosures. The Rules implement the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, which requires that certain textiles sold in the United States carry labels...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.
The Federal Trade Commission has charged an Arkansas auto dealer, Abernathy Motor Company, and its two principals, with failing to display a “Buyers Guide” on used vehicles offered for sale, as required by the FTC’s Used Car Rule. Each violation could result in a civil penalty of up to $16,000.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed safe harbor program that the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeep Safe) has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lays out some pretty clear dos and don’ts for debt collectors.  Do identify yourself as a debt collector.  Do follow up within five days of your initial communication with a written notice setting out the amount of the debt, the creditor's name...
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court halted a debt collection operation that the agency charged with violating the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Fair Debt Collection Act by misrepresenting that they were with the government, falsely accusing consumers of...
The Commission in recent years has issued various opinions, orders and trade regulation rules that are concerned with the need for affirmative disclosures in connection with certain kinds of representations. These disclosures have been required, in general terms, to be "clear and conspicuous"....
The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress today on actions it has taken to help ensure that concussion protection claims made for football helmets and other sports equipment are truthful and supported by reliable scientific evidence.
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, arguing that a federal district court erroneously dismissed a consumer’s class action complaint against a debt collector. Filed in the U.S.
There’s not much talk anymore about the Generation Gap – at least not in terms of crazy teens and their rock ‘n’ roll music.  But there’s another kind of Generation Gap that has the FTC concerned:  the compliance gap between the established standards of the National Do Not Call...

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