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FTC Approves Final Order Barring Company from Making Unsubstantiated Claims Related to Products’ “Brain Training” Capabilities
Focus Education is barred from unsupported claims regarding Jungle Rangers’ ability to permanently improve children’s cognitive abilities, school performance, and behavior
FTC To Examine Competition, Consumer Protection, and Economic Issues Raised by the Sharing Economy at June Workshop
On June 9, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine competition, consumer protection, and economic issues raised by the proliferation of online and mobile peer-to peer business platforms in certain sectors of the economy, often referred to as the “ sharing economy .” The...
Federal Appeals Court Upholds FTC Order that Found McWane, Inc. Unlawfully Maintained Monopoly in Domestic Pipe Fittings
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a Federal Trade Commission Decision and Order finding that McWane, Inc., the largest U.S. supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings used in municipal and regional water distribution systems, unlawfully maintained its monopoly in the domestic...
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission detailed the agency’s ongoing education and outreach efforts to combat identity theft , including tax identity theft and Internal Revenue Service imposter scams. “Millions of consumers are victimized by identity thieves each year,...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2014 Annual Highlights today, emphasizing the agency’s work to protect consumers and promote competition during the past calendar year. “With over 150 law enforcement actions taken and $640 million in consumer redress ordered,...