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FTC and USDA to Host Roundtable in Washington, D.C. on October 20, 2016, to Examine Consumer Perceptions of “Organic” Claims for Non-Agricultural Products

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will co-host a roundtable in Washington, D.C. on October 20, 2016, to help the agencies better understand how consumers perceive “organic” claims for non-agricultural products, such as personal care products.

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FTC Wins Summary Judgment against Marketers of Supplement That Claimed To Prevent or Reverse Gray Hair

A U.S. district court judge has ruled that COORGA Nutraceuticals Corporation and its principal Garfield Coore violated the law by claiming their “Grey Defence” dietary supplements reversed or prevented gray hair. The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint challenging the claims as unfounded in...
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FTC Requests Public Comment on Application from HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi S.p.A. to Approve Divestiture of Cement Facility

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi S.p.A. to sell the Martinsburg, W.Va.-based Martinsburg Cement Business. The divestiture is required by the FTC’s August 2016 order settling charges that the $4.2 billion...
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FTC Action: Court Bans Mortgage Relief Scammers from Debt Relief Business

The operators of an alleged mortgage relief scam that preyed upon distressed homeowners are banned from the mortgage loan modification and debt relief business under a court order obtained by the Federal Trade Commission. The order stems from a case the FTC brought in July 2014 against five...
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FTC Charges Fake Prize Scheme Operators With Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a fake prize scheme with mailing phony prize notifications that tricked people into thinking they had won $1 million or more if they paid a $25 fee to collect the prize. Those who paid received nothing. “These defendants relied on a shady...

Coming Events

Oct 13
District Of Columbia

Fall Technology Series: Drones

Americans are increasingly familiar with drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). These devices have become one of consumers’ most popular technology purchases; some estimate nearly one million new drones will be purchased in 2016. Many consumer drones are controlled by...
Oct 20

Consumer Perceptions of “Organic” Claims: An FTC and USDA Roundtable discussion of evidence concerning particular issues

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will co-host a public roundtable in Washington, DC on October 20, 2016, to discuss consumers’ interpretations of certain “organic” claims. The roundtable will help the agencies better understand how...
Oct 25
Wisconsin

Working Together to Protect Midwest Consumers A Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission; Wisconsin Department of Justice; Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates; and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss a variety...

Past Events

Sep 23

Cmr. Ohlhausen panelist at the 43rd Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy

Commissioner Ohlhausen will speak at the Fordham Competition Law Institute’s 43rd Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy at the panel “China Antitrust Enforcement Today and in the Future,” Fordham Law School, New York, NY, 10:20 a.m. EDT
Sep 22

Cmr. McSweeny keynote at the 5th Annual Privacy Law Salon

Commissioner McSweeny will provide the keynote address at the 5th Annual Privacy Law Salon, sponsored by Dan Solove, Paul Schwartz & Chris Hoofnagle, The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC, 6:00 p.m. EDT
Sep 22

Chwn. Ramirez keynote at the 43rd Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy

Chairwoman Ramirez will provide keynote remarks at the Fordham Competition Law Institute’s 43rd Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, “The Future of Antitrust in Asia,” Fordham Law School 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY, 9:45 a.m. EDT