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April 26, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop to examine the use of mobile payments in the marketplace and how this emerging technology impacts consumers. This event brought together consumer advocates, industry representatives, government regulators, technologists, and academics to examine a wide...
Closing Letter: Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc., et al.
April 25, 2012
Press Release: FTC Conducts Undercover Inspections of Funeral Homes in Nine States to Press Funeral Homes to Comply with Consumer Protection Law
Investigators working undercover in nine states detected significant violations of Federal Trade Commission consumer protection requirements in 23 of 102 funeral homes they visited during 2011. The FTC conducts undercover inspections every year to make sure that funeral homes are complying with the...
Public Statement: Letter to CARU re Clearwater Aquarium (seewinter.com)
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Press Release: FTC Orders Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers to Provide Data for Agency's Fourth Major Study on Alcohol Advertising
The Federal Trade Commission has required 14 major alcoholic beverage advertisers to provide information for the agency’s fourth major study on the effectiveness of voluntary industry guidelines for reducing advertising and marketing to underage audiences by beer, wine, and distilled spirits...
Case: Upromise, Inc.
Closing Letter: Temple-Inland Inc. and Scientific Certifications Systems, Inc.
March 27, 2012
Case: RockYou, Inc.
Case: IMM Interactive, Inc.
Advisory Opinion: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg
Case: Willms, Jesse, et al.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that Aristotle International, Inc . has been approved as a "safe harbor" program under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA's "safe harbor" provision is designed to provide flexibility and promote efficiency in...
Case: Brian Ebersole
Public Statement: Any, Inc. d/b/a Ketomist.com (hCG weight loss products)
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The Federal Trade Commission warned marketers of six mobile applications that provide background screening apps that they may be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FTC warned the apps marketers that, if they have reason to believe the background reports they provide are being used for...
Case: Asset Acceptance, LLC
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides , the FTC is seeking public comment on the continuing need for, as well as the benefits, costs, and impact of, the Wool Products Labeling Rules. The Wool Products Labeling Rules require labels on wool...
Press Release: FTC Permanently Stops Six Operators from Using Fake News Sites that Allegedly Deceived Consumers about Acai Berry Weight-Loss Products
Six online marketers agreed to settlements with the Federal Trade Commission that will permanently halt their allegedly deceptive practice of using fake news websites to market acai berry supplements and other weight-loss products. As part of its ongoing crackdown on bogus health claims , the...
Case: DLXM LLC, et al.
Case: Dunlevy, Charles
Press Release: Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Pledge to Work Together to Protect Consumers
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have signed an agreement to coordinate efforts to protect consumers and avoid duplication of federal law enforcement and regulatory efforts. “The FTC has always been committed to protecting consumers and...
Closing Letter: Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc.
January 20, 2012
Closing Letter: Energy Brands, Inc.
January 18, 2012
Press Release: FTC Seeks Public Comment on Agency's Rules of Practice
The Federal Trade Commission today issued proposed changes to two parts of the procedures that govern the way the agency operates. The proposed changes would streamline the FTC's investigatory procedures, make updates to keep pace with electronic discovery, and detail the agency's procedures for...
Press Release: FTC Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Saint Joseph Abbey v. Castille
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in a case raising constitutional challenges to provisions of the Louisiana Embalming and Funeral Directors Act. The Commission did not take a position on the ultimate issue of the Act's...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 11-1
Determines that funeral providers may not charge a non-declinable fee for disinfecting, washing and dressing remains for an identification viewing prior to direct cremation or immediate burial unless applicable law or the crematory or cemetery requires an identification viewing.
Case: LoanPointe, LLC