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FTC Sends Nearly $50 Million in Refunds to University of Phoenix Students

The Federal Trade Commission is sending payments totaling nearly $50 million to more than 147,000 University of Phoenix (UOP) students who may have been lured by allegedly deceptive advertisements.

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In First Action Under COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act, FTC Seeks Monetary Penalties for Deceptive Marketing of Purported Coronavirus Treatments

The Federal Trade Commission charged St. Louis-based chiropractor Eric Anthony Nepute and his company Quickwork LLC with violating the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act, by deceptively marketing products containing vitamin D and zinc as scientifically proven to...
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FTC Approves Final Order Requiring Gennex Media LLC and Owner to Pay Monetary Judgment and Stop Making Deceptive Claims

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Gennex Media LLC and owner Akil Kurji made false, misleading, or unsupported advertising claims that their “Brandnex” products were all or virtually all made in the United States...
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FTC Staff Issues Note on Holder Rule and Large Transactions

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has issued a note correcting previous staff guidelines on the FTC’s Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses—commonly known as the Holder Rule . The Holder Rule protects consumers who enter into credit contracts by...
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Upholds FTC’s Opinion against Generic Pharmaceutical Company Impax Laboratories, LLC

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld the Federal Trade Commission’s determination that Impax Laboratories, LLC engaged in an illegal pay-for-delay, or “reverse payment,” settlement to block consumers’ access to a lower-cost generic version of Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s...

Coming Events

Apr 29

Bringing Dark Patterns to Light: An FTC Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission will host a virtual workshop on April 29, 2021 at 10:30am EDT to examine digital “dark patterns,” a term that has been used to describe a range of potentially manipulative user interface designs used on websites and mobile apps.
Jul 27

PrivacyCon 2021

The FTC will host its sixth annual PrivacyCon on July 27, 2021. PrivacyCon 2021 will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends...
Nov 4
District Of Columbia

Fourteenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University will host the 14th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 4 and 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the...

Past Events

Apr 15

Cmr. Phillips panelist at the ABA intellectual property law conference

Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will participate as a panelist at the ABA intellectual property law conference titled “Antitrust-Intellectual Property Interface Developments in the New Administration.” The conference will discuss recent developments in antitrust law and policy that...
Apr 9

Cmr. Wilson panelist at Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s “Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: House Report on Big Tech.”

Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will participate as a panelist at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s “Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: House Report on Big Tech.” The event is virtual and open to the public and media. Register and join at:
Apr 7

Cmr. Phillips panelist at New Antitrust Agenda in D.C.: What it Means for the Technology Space and Beyond

Please join us at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance as we examine the emerging antitrust landscape with Federal Trade Commissioner Noah Phillips, SLS ’05 and a panel of industry leaders and experts. The panel will feature Jamillia Ferris, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;...