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The Military Lending Act, as amended, imposes a 36% rate cap, bans mandatory arbitration, and imposes other restrictions, and requires disclosures for “consumer credit” (as defined by rule issued by the Department of Defense (DoD)) extended to service members and their dependents. The FTC enforces...
This Act, amending the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), adds provisions designed to improve the accuracy of consumers' credit-related records. It gives consumers the right to one free credit report a year from the credit reporting agencies, and consumers may also purchase, for a reasonable fee, a...
This Act establishes requirements for those who send unsolicited commercial email. The Act bans false or misleading header information and prohibits deceptive subject lines. It also requires that unsolicited commercial email be identified as advertising and provide recipients with a method for...
This Act prohibits certain conduct by sports agents relating to the signing of contracts with student athletes. It makes it unlawful for an agent to directly or indirectly recruit a student athlete by giving any false or misleading information, making a false promise or representation, or...
This Act directs the FTC to issue a rule requiring certain entities that obtain consumers' personal information but are not subject to the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act ("HIPAA"), Pub. L. No. 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936, such as many vendors of personal health records and third...
This Act, amending the Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act, as well as the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, provides the Department of Health and Human Services with authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and...
Under Section 320933 of the Act, labels representing that a product is "Made in America" or "Made in the U.S.A." must conform with the domestic content requirements for such claims established by the Commission's decisions and orders.
The Do-Not-Call Implementation Act authorizes the FTC to collect fees for the implementation and enforcement of a Do-Not-Call Registry. Public Law No. 108-82 expressly authorizes the FTC under Section 3(a)(3)(A) of the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act to implement and...
This Act (a) directs the Commission and the Justice Department to participate in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on voluntary agreements and plans established by oil companies to deal with emergency international oil shortages and provides them a role in any DOE advisory...
Section 14 of this Act authorizes the Commission, under certain conditions, to apply to the Patent and Trademark Office for the cancellation of registered trademarks.
Section 1011 amends the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act to cover “charitable solicitations.” It requires the FTC to expand the scope of the Telemarketing Sales Rule to cover for-profit third parties that solicit charitable contributions on behalf of non-profit charities.
This Act, Title IV of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, prohibits untrue or misleading representations and requires certain affirmative disclosures in the offering or sale of "credit repair" services. The Act bars companies offering credit repair services from demanding advance payment, requires...
The Act requires the Commission to promulgate certain regulations respecting advertising for, operation of, and billing and collection procedures for, pay-per-call or "900 number" telephone services. The regulations must include certain provisions, such as price disclosure requirements, mandatory...
Subchapter II of this Act authorizes the Commission to enforce, and further define, requirements for the calculation and posting of gasoline octane ratings by gasoline distributors and retailers.
Under this Act, the manufacture, introduction, sale, transportation, distribution, or importation of misbranded wool constitutes a violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.
Section 406 of this Act (7 U.S.C. § 227) provides the Commission with jurisdiction over transactions in poultry products and margarine; and over retail sales of meat, meat food products, and livestock products in unmanufactured form.
Title I of this Act authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to develop regulations for written warranties. The Act directs the Commission to establish disclosure standards for written warranties, specifies standards for “full” warranties, limits disclaimer of implied warranties, and establishes...
This Act, amended by the Collectible Coin Protection Act, Pub. L. No. 113-288, 128 Stat. 3281, prohibits manufacturing or importing imitation political items, and manufacturing, importing, or selling imitation numismatic items, unless they are marked in accordance with regulations prescribed by...
Section 3009 authorizes the Commission to prosecute as an unfair or deceptive practice in violation of the FTC Act any use of the mails to send unordered merchandise.
This Act, as amended by the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, requires manufacturers, packagers, and importers of smokeless tobacco products to place one of four statutorily-prescribed, health-related warning labels on product packages and in advertisements, on a rotational...

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